Riley County Police Make Arrest in Fatal Shooting Investigation

Manhattan, Ks. – On Sunday April 7, 2013 at approximately 04:10:00 AM, Riley County Police responded to a complaint of multiple shots fired at 900 Garden Way in Manhattan, Kansas, which left one victim fatally wounded and three others with serious injuries. Police said a 22 year old Ft. Riley soldier Michael T. Lowery was found dead at the scene.

rcpd fourPolice said former Kansas State University student Christine Kim of Junction City was life flighted to St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, KS for medical treatment. Also transported to St. Francis Hospital was a 23 year old current Kansas State University Student Alexya Mailea of Manhattan, KS.

Twenty-two year old U.S. Army Soldier Dustin Ferguson of 900 Garden Way #9 in Manhattan was also injured and is currently being treated at Mercy Regional Health Center.

As a result of their  investigation police said 43 year old Matthew Dennis Wilson of 900 Garden Way Apartment #10 in Manhattan was taken into custody. Wilson was then arrested on suspicionof Murder in the first degree, Attempted Murder in the first degree (X3), and Aggravated Burglary. His bond was set at $2 million. He is currently confined.

  • Ryan

    A Co 4-1 BSTB, and the 4 in that states 4th brigade and the 1 states 1st Infantry Division. When reporting on military members I would suggest using one or the other, its disrespectful to botch a military units name. For example, A, Co, 4-1 BSTB or Alpha Company 4th Brigade, Special Troops Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS.

  • Sally

    Ryan, get a crip, we are talking about a soldier death and all you can do is nick pick, again, get a life.

  • amy palazola

    To the fallen soldier: Thank you for your service to our country.
    To his family: My sincere condolences.

    • Sue

      Amen amy..Thank you Mike for your service and to his Mom and brothers here at home, so sorry and God bless you..Our community here in Spanaway Wa give great thanks to you and your military family for protecting us!

  • http://Yahoo Tony Solis

    My heart goes out to the families of the victims. Don’t know if you know that Matthew Dennis Wilson is also a veteran who has already served his country. He has done is time in the box, protecting us all as well. God bless all the families at this time.

    • bailey ann

      thank you for saying what you did about matt .

  • bailey ann

    matthew is a good person that served our country and worked everday but he did have a few health problems.that most likely caused this. My thanks go out to the soldiers and my sorrys go out to the families and victims for what my uncle has done …