- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - A 38-year-old man accused of trying to kill a Manhattan police officer is now scheduled for trial in August.

Mark Harrison faces one count of attempted capital murder of a police officer. Prosecutors say he fired 33 shots during a three-hour standoff with police in January 2018.

The Manhattan Mercury reports one shot hit Riley County Police Sgt. Pat Tiede in the leg. The defense has argued that shot hit Tiede after it ricocheted off a sidewalk.

In February, Harrison was found not guilty on two counts of attempted capital murder, stemming from shots that hit an armored SWAT vehicle with two officers inside. The jury couldn’t reach a verdict on the count involving Tiede.

Harrison’s new trial is scheduled for Aug. 6.



___

Information from: The Manhattan (Kan.) Mercury, http://www.themercury.com

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide