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K-State Police Arrest Suspect In May 9th Shots Fired Incident

Courtesy of K-State News

MANHATTAN — The Kansas State University Police Department has arrested Erin Trent Boykin, 23, of Manhattan, in connection with the May 9 shots fired incident at the KSU Foundation at Kimball and Denison avenues.

Boykin is currently detained at the Riley County Jail on charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and criminal discharge of a firearm. Additional charges may be pursued.

Police determined that Boykin and the victim are not connected to the university.

K-State police thank the Geary County Sheriff Department; Junction City Police Department; Riley County Police Department; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF; Kansas Highway Patrol; Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation for assistance with the case.

The May 9 incident began on the east side of Manhattan off campus and continued to the parking lot north of the KSU Foundation Building, where shots were fired. There were no injuries.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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