Arrest made in Pottawatomie Co shooting

(KMZA)--A rural Wamego man has been arrested in connection with a Tuesday morning shooting near St. George.

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, in a release, said deputies were dispatched to the 47-hundred block of Black Jack Road shortly after 6:00 for the report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, an individual was found suffering from a single gunshot wound. The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to a Topeka hospital for treatment.

During the investigation, the release said 35-year-old Matthew Young was identified as a person of interest.

Young was arrested in Manhattan with the assistance of the Riley County Police Department on a charge of attempted second-degree murder.

Following his arrest, he was booked into the Pottawatomie County Jail.

The Sheriff's Office says the case remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Captain Tyler Garver at 785-457-3353. Tips can also be submitted through Crime Stoppers at

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