WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police said a Pizza Hut delivery driver was found dead in a car in the 7800 block of East Pagent Street Sunday morning.
Officers were called shortly before noon. Twenty-six-year-old Hasan Rahman was found inside the trunk with a gunshot wound.
“Mr. Rahman and his vehicle was reported as missing. He was a pizza delivery driver. He delivered two orders in the 1100 block and 1300 block of North Williamsburg,” said Lt. Todd Ojile, Wichita Police Department. “He did not return back to the restaurant after these deliveries.”
Police said the restaurant sent out coworkers to his last deliveries on Williamsburg Road and they located some items belonging to the restaurant in the yard of his last delivery.
An attempt to locate was placed with police, and officers searched the last locations of his deliveries. Right now, police are still looking for leads.
“We are looking at other pizza delivery driver robberies. This is out of the norm of what we have,” added Lt. Ojile.
Lt. Ojile was asked if the homicide on Huntington Street was connected.
“We are looking at every angle. We have no evidence to show that they are related,” Lt. Ojile responded. “You start from the beginning and start where you can. We are drawing evidence from friends, neighbors and see where it all leads us. ”
Police said the people who received his last deliveries aren’t believed to be connected to his death.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wichita Police Department homicide section at 316-268-4182 or call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.
Pizza Hut said Hasan worked for them for six months. Pizza Hut of Southeast Kansas, Inc. released a statement to KSN:
There are no words that can express the grief and sadness we feel as a result of this tragedy. This is a very close-knit group, and this has hit us all very hard. Our offices are in Wichita and we are all members of this community. Hasan was an outstanding person and team member. Obviously, our employees and their safety is a top priority for us. We are fully cooperating with local law enforcement as part of their investigation. Our sincerest heartfelt sympathies go out to Hasan’s family, friends and our fellow team members affected by this senseless tragedy.”