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For Immediate Release
Date: August 29, 2021
Contact: Lieutenant Benjamin Blick
Telephone: 316.660.3880

Road Rage Shooting 08.28.21


DATE:                                         AUGUST 29, 2021

AGENCY:                                    SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

LOCATION:                                 WICHITA/SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS

TELEPHONE:                             (316) 660-3880

CONTACT:                                  LIEUTENANT BENJAMIN BLICK


On August 28, 2021, at approximately 6:37 PM, deputies were requested to assist the Kansas Highway Patrol with a road rage incident resulting in a shooting in the southbound lanes of the Kansas Turnpike (I-35) near mile marker 36. When deputies arrived they found Jerry J. Gehlen (34) suffering from a gunshot wound. Gehlen was transported by EMS to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.


Involved parties and witnesses were transported to Sheriff Investigations, interviewed, and released. At this time, the shooting appears to have been in self-defense.


The case remains active and under investigation


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