K-State G Amaad Wainright arrested by U.S. Marshals for alleged road-rage incident involving gunfire

Kansas State has suspended basketball player Amaad Wainright following his Monday arrest by U.S. Marshals for his alleged connection with a January road-rage incident involving gunfire in Overland Park.

“We are aware of Amaad’s situation, and due to the seriousness of the charges he has been indefinitely suspended from our men’s basketball team per athletic department policy,” Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor said in a statement. “We take matters such as these very seriously and will re-evaluate his status as we learn more information.”

KCTV5 in Kansas City reported in February that Wainright’s car was involved in a rush hour road-rage incident on I-435 in Kansas.

“The passenger opened the door, held up a gun and shot one bullet at the back door,” the victim told KCTV5.

The bullet went through the door and lodged into the driver’s seat, but nobody was injured, according to the report. The police report showed that the passenger who fired the gun came from Wainright’s car.

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MANHATTAN, KS - JANUARY 01: Kansas State Wildcats guard Amaad Wainright (23) in the first half of a Big 12 game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and Kansas State Wildcats on January 1, 2018 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Texas Christian's Kenrich Williams (34) puts up a shot against Kansas State's Amaad Wainright in the second half at Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. The host Horned Frogs won, 66-59. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 08: Kansas State Wildcats guard Amaad Wainright (23) in the first half of a quarterfinal game in the Big 12 Basketball Championship between the TCU Horned Frogs and Kansas State Wildcats on March 8, 2018 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 09: Marcus Garrett #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks drives toward the basket as Amaad Wainright #23 of the Kansas State Wildcats defends during the Big 12 Basketball Tournament semifinal game at Sprint Center on March 9, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 08: Kansas State Wildcats guard Amaad Wainright (23) elevates over the defenders for a shot in the first half of a quarterfinal game in the Big 12 Basketball Championship between the TCU Horned Frogs and Kansas State Wildcats on March 8, 2018 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 09: Kansas State Wildcats guard Amaad Wainright (23) in the first half of a semifinal game in the Big 12 Basketball Championship between the Kansas State Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks on March 9, 2018 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MANHATTAN, KS - NOVEMBER 20: Guard Amaad Wainright #23 of the Kansas State Wildcats goes for a rebound between defenders Emmanuel Nzekwesi #23 and Albert Owens #44 of the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles during the first half on November 29, 2017 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 24: Amaad Wainright #23 of the Kansas State Wildcats looks on from the bench late in the second half against the Loyola Ramblers during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 24, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 22: Amaad Wainright #23 of the Kansas State Wildcats reacts after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kansas State defeated Kentucky 61-58. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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In March, Kansas State responded to KCTV5 about the incident with a statement.

We are aware of the situation involving Amaad Wainright.  Amaad fully cooperated with authorities and was not charged. To our knowledge, this matter is resolved.

That was apparently not the case as Wainright is now being held by law enforcement.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Wainright has been charged with separate counts of fleeing-and-eluding and obstruction, both felonies. He is considered an “involved other” according to the report where three other charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, criminal damage to property (estimated at $1,500) and criminal discharge of a firearm have also been filed.

The Eagle unsuccessfully attempted to reach Wainright’s parents for comment.

Wainright, a junior, averaged 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 13.1 minutes per game this season for Wildcats, who made it to the NCAA tournament’s Elite Eight after upsetting Kentucky in the second round.

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