Road Rage Shooting 08.28.21
MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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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