Man found dead after standoff in Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KWCH) The Hutchinson Police Department is releasing more details about a standoff that ended Wednesday afternoon after a man was found dead.

(Source: Rod Zook/Hutch Post)

Police say officers were dispatched to a disturbance with a possible suicidal person at 711 E. 10th St. around 10 a.m.

Prior to officers arriving, the person who called 911 reported hearing a gunshot from inside the residence.

Once police arrived on the scene, they set up a perimeter and tried to contact a man inside the residence but were unable to.

"Due to circumstances, a decision was made to evacuate the immediate area and lock down the area schools as the public’s safety is our priority," said police.

Members of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) were called to the scene. After all attempts of communication failed, they went into the home and found a man dead with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.


3:46 p.m.

A man has been found dead following a standoff in Hutchinson.

The Hutch Post reports
law enforcement used an ERT tactical vehicle to break down the front door of the home located near 10th and Cleveland.

Inside, officers found a man dead with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police say the incident started out as a result of a domestic disturbance. The victim in that situation was not hurt.

The name of the shooting victim has not been released.

A soft lockdown has also been lifted at three schools located near the scene of the incident.


12:38 p.m.

Three Hutchinson schools are on soft lockdown while police work a standoff involving a possibly armed person.

The incident is taking place at 10th and Cleveland. Police and special ops are on the scene.

The Hutch Post reports officers used a loudspeaker and could be heard telling a person inside a home there, “you are under arrest, come out with their hands up.”

According to the school district, outside doors are locked but classes will continue at Hutchinson High, McCandless Elementary and Faris Elementary schools.

The Post says this is the first time Hutchinson Fire and EMS are involved with the special ops team.