Police seek public’s help in looking for a female witness

By The Mercury

RCPD detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding a woman they believe might have been a witness to the murder of Frederick Beverly, who was killed New Year’s Day in a drive-by style shooting in front of the Assassin Street Rydaz clubhouse, 1827 Fair Lane.

Lt. Michael Quintanar said the woman is approximately six feet or taller with light skin and could be named Melissa. He said she was observed riding in a small, black vehicle that was playing loud music along with two females and that they were denied access to the clubhouse.

Quintanar said the woman was around the storage sheds across the street from the clubhouse at the time of the shooting.

If anyone knows the woman or has any information regarding her whereabouts, they are asked to contact Det. Ryan Runyan at 785-537-2112, ext. 2465.

Officers arrested Daniel Parker, 25, Junction City, on Jan. 4 for the shooting. Parker, a Fort Riley soldier, is charged with first degree murder and criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied dwelling.

He is confined to the Riley County Jail on $1 million bond, and will appear in front of the Magistrate Judge William Malcolm next week for another status hearing.

Director Brad Schoen said the nexus of the shooting was a disagreement at a local bar between Parker and members of the Assassin Street Rydaz. He said Parker did not necessarily target Beverly when he allegedly shot at the clubhouse.

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