Man jailed after shooting, standoff in northeast Kansas

Derrick Bohnenkemper

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) – A man is in jail after a fatal shooting and standoff in northeast Kansas.

The Jackson County, Kansas, sheriff’s office says deputies went to a home in Holton about 3 a.m. Tuesday after a woman reported her son had shot her husband and she was barricaded in a bedroom.

Deputies were able to help the woman escape the home.

Sheriff Tim Morse said he spoke with the suspect for several hours but the man refused to leave the home. Morse said the suspect fired toward deputies before coming out of the home 8:30 a.m.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 73-year-old Gaylen Bohnenkemper, of Holton, was found dead inside the house.

The arrested man was identified as 49-year-old Derrick Bohnenkemper, of Holton. He is being held in the county jail.

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