GI man facing second degree attempted murder in weekend shooting

Tyler Manka is facing multiple charges including second degree attempted murder.
Tyler Manka is facing multiple charges including second degree attempted murder.(Hall County Department of Corrections)
Published: Jul. 11, 2021 at 6:29 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A Grand Island man is charged with second degree attempted murder following a shooting Saturday night in Grand Island. This is one of the nine felony and 12 total charges Tyler Manka is facing.

Grand Island Police said the shooting happened near 16th and Broadwell just after 7:30 p.m. The 26-year-old fired a gun multiple times at a 36-year-old man, striking him once. GIPD said as of Monday morning, the victim was in stable condition at CHI Health St. Francis.

Police said some of these shots also hit a nearby vehicle occupied by two men. The bullets hit just below the windshield, on the hood and bumper of the vehicle, ear where the two were sitting. The damage to the vehicle is more than $5,000

Manka had fled the scene. GIPD spent some time looking for Manka before he was spotted near Central Catholic School. After a short foot chase, police said he broke into a garage at a home near 11th and Ruby Street.

Police said the family was safe in the basement and Manka barricaded himself in their detached garage. The tactical response team was dispatched and tried negotiation and less-than-lethal tactics to bring Manka out. Officers eventually had to force their way into the garage, where police said Manka was standing behind the door with a knife. Less-lethal ammunition were deployed and police were able to take him into custody just before 11 p.m.

Grand Island Police said they are still working to learn what led up to the shooting.

Manka appeared in Hall County Court on Monday, where he heard the 12 charges against him.

Those are: Attempted 2nd degree murder, 1st degree assault, two counts of use of a firearm to commit a felony, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person (knife & firearm), 1st degree criminal trespassing, unlawful discharge of a firearm, obstructing a peace officer, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

Hall County Court Judge Alfred Corey has set bond at $750,000. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 9 at 11:30 a.m.

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