RILEY COUNTY —The 21-year old Manhattan man who died Saturday after suffering a gunshot wound, Felix K. Flores, was a Geary County Corrections officer. He was off-duty at the time of the shooting Saturday night in Manhattan.
Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf confirmed Flores had been a corrections officer for the sheriff’s department for about one year. “A great kid to be around, a really good worker, had a great attitude about things. ” Wolf said he really liked Flores. “He was just one of those guys that you are around them for a little while and the more you’re around him the more you liked him. That was definitely the case with him. This just really took the wind out of my sails when I heard about this.”
Flores was initially from the state of Texas.
RILEY COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a shooting and have made an arrest.
When officers arrived on scene, they found Felix K Flores, 21, Manhattan, with life-threatening injuries, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Via Christi in Manhattan then life-flighted to Stormont Vail in Topeka where he died.
Early Sunday, police reported the arrest Gregoria Elizabeth Baez, 21, in connection with the shooting. according to the daily arrest report. She is being held on a $20,000 bond for involuntary manslaughter; Recklessly, according to the RCPD report.
Police have released no additional details.