RILEY COUNTY— State prosecutors asked for a retrial Monday after a jury could not reach a verdict on one charge against a 38-year-old Manhattan man accused of trying to kill three law enforcement officers, according to Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson.
Prosecutors say Mark Harrison fired 33 shots during a standoff with police in January 2018.
Last week, a Riley County jury could not reach a unanimous decision on an attempted capital murder charge involving the shooting of Riley County police Sgt. Pat Tiede, who was hit in the leg.
The jury found Harrison not guilty of two attempted murder charges stemming from Harrison shooting at a SWAT vehicle with two officers inside. He was found guilty of criminal damage to property.
Harrison’s new trial is scheduled for August.
Harrison was working as a research associate at K-State’s mechanical and nuclear engineering department at the time of the incident.