Maize Airport active shooter call
MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: JULY 9, 2021
AGENCY: SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
LOCATION: WICHITA/SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS
TELEPHONE: (316) 660-3880
CONTACT: LIEUTENANT BENJAMIN BLICK
On July 9, 2021, at approximately 9:21 AM, Sedgwick County Emergency Communications received a call reporting an active shooter at the Maize Airport located at 8001 W 45th Street North. The caller reported two suspects at the airport and another suspect leaving in a vehicle. The caller provided a description of the vehicle including the registration plate number.
Deputies and officers from several agencies responded to the airport and located a 49-year-old man and Yancy Hermosillo (35/male) near the area where the shooting allegedly occurred. Both men were detained. During a search of the area for casualties, spent shell casings and firearms were observed, but no victims or evidence of injury was found.
The vehicle reported to have left the scene was located in southeast Wichita occupied by a 27-year-old man.
After questioning, the 49 and 27-year-old were released. Hermosillo was arrested for an outstanding federal warrant for drug and weapons violations.
During the investigation detectives determined, the shots fired at the airport were not reckless or unauthorized and did not support the elements of a crime.
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