TOPEKA, Kan. \u2014 An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged in the April attack that wounded New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine and killed one of his Washburn University teammates, Dwane Simmons.Francisco Alejandro Mendez was charged Friday with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and five counts of aggravated battery in the April 28 attack, the Shawnee County district attorney\u2019s office said in a news release.Mendez is being held on a $1 million bond. His case doesn\u2019t appear yet in online court records, and his attorney, Victoria Chundak-Gallaway, in an unrelated criminal case didn\u2019t immediately reply to a phone message left Saturday at her office.The two Washburn defensive backs were outside of an off-campus house party hours after the Giants selected Ballentine in the sixth round of the draft when someone opened fire from a vehicle, killing Simmons and wounding Ballentine, who has since recovered.Washburn football coach Craig Schurig told the Topeka Capital-Journal that he called Ballentine on Friday to inform him that Mendez had been charged.\u201cYou could tell there was a relief in his voice,\u201d Schurig said. \u201cIt just helps \u2014 it helps to know that the people responsible are starting to get caught. And this is a big step. It was nice to be able to communicate with him some really good news.\u201dSchurig said he exchanged texts with Dwane Simmons\u2019 father, Navarro Simmons, earlier Friday.\u201cYou can\u2019t imagine what the Simmons family is going through, but today is a very good day,\u201d the coach said.Ballentine, who was shot in the rear end, missed the Giants\u2019 rookie minicamp in early May while he recovered. He played in 46 games as a cornerback for Washburn, finishing with 186 tackles, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and five interceptions. In his final season, he won the Cliff Harris Award, which goes to the small college defensive player of the year.