Mar 21, 2023

No update from Fort Riley after guard wounds motorist at gate

Posted Mar 21, 2023 4:01 PM

FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) — Fort Riley has not released any additional information after a guard shot and wounded a motorist during an altercation at a gate at the Army base.

The base said in a news release that the motorist's injuries weren't life threatening.

The altercation happened Monday after the motorist drove through the gate and was stopped by an automatic vehicle barrier. The release said the the “situation escalated” when the motorist got out of the vehicle, and the guard opened fire.

The base has not released the the name of the wounded driver or what else led up to the shooting.

The release said that no additional information will be released while military police conduct an investigation. A phone message that The Associated Press left with the base wasn't immediately returned.