Shooting investigation

A Riley County police officer shines a flashlight near two vehicles crashed into a building Friday night at Park Place Apartments in west Manhattan. Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another injured.

A 24-year-old Manhattan man is dead after being shot Friday night in west Manhattan.

Officers responded to multiple reports of a heard gunshot at Park Place Apartments in the 1400 block of Cambridge Place at 10 p.m., according to the Riley County Police Department.

Police discovered Tanner Zamecnik, 24, of Manhattan, suffering from a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound and a second person who was injured but not shot. Emergency responders took both victims to Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan for treatment of their injuries.

RCPD spokeswoman Hali Rowland told The Mercury on Saturday evening that Zamecnik died at the hospital from the gunshot wound, and the second victim was treated and is expected to recover. She said RCPD wouldn’t provide the identity of the second victim to The Mercury without a formal records request.

Police arrested Richard Goens, 29, of Manhattan, on Saturday just before 5 a.m. in the 900 block of Moro Street in relation to the shooting.

RCPD said people in the area may have heard loud noises as officers gained entry into the residence he was in.

Goens is charged with first degree murder, three counts of aggravated assault and aggravated robbery. He is confined at the Riley County Jail on a $1 million bond.

Police are looking for pieces of a handgun that may have been disassembled and left in the Westloop area and are investigating two crashed cars outside the apartment complex.

RCPD asks that anyone with information contact them at 785-537-2112 or Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777.

The investigation is ongoing.