Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Manhattan Man Fatally Shoots Intruder, Is Arrested in Connection with Criminal Gun Possession

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Manhattan Man Fatally Shoots Intruder, Is Arrested in Connection with Criminal Gun Possession

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A Manhattan man fatally shot an apparent intruder in his home early Friday morning, but was arrested because he wasn't legally permitted to have a firearm, according to Riley County police.

Police responded to a report that an intruder had been shot by a resident at 1004 N. 8th at about 12:03 a.m. Friday, according to a news release. There, they found Tyler Nelson, 21, of Manhattan, with a gunshot wound to the chest. Nelson was transferred to Via Christi Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.

Richard Smith, 62, who lived at the home, apparently shot Nelson after he illegally entered the home. Another resident of the home, Rachel Johnston, 39, also was present at the time of the shooting. Police reported neither Smith nor Johnston knew Nelson. …

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