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For Immediate Release
Date: August 31, 2021
Contact: Lieutenant Benjamin Blick
Telephone: 316.660.3880

Homicide 08.30.21


DATE:                                                AUGUST 31, 2021

AGENCY:                                          SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

LOCATION:                                       WICHITA/SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS

TELEPHONE:                                   (316) 660-3880

CONTACT:                                        LIEUTENANT BENJAMIN BLICK


On August 30, 2021, at approximately 9:34 PM, Deputies were dispatched to a stabbing in the 5600 block of south 143rd Street East. When deputies arrived, they located a 48-year-old male in the driveway with multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported by EMS to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.


During the investigation, deputies learned there was a physical disturbance between the victim and Douglass R. McGathy (32). McGathy was arrested and booked for Murder in the second degree.


The case remains active and under investigation


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