Shots fired at resident who disrupts attempted burglary in west Wichita

08/06/2014 11:25 AM

08/06/2014 11:26 AM

A would-be burglar fired shots at a resident when he interrupted an attempted break-in early Wednesday in west Wichita, police said.

A man and woman heard loud noises shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday at the front door of their house in the 7300 block of West Dorsey, Capt. Doug Nolte said. That’s north of Central and just west of Ridge Road in west Wichita.

When the 43-year-old man went to investigate, he confronted two men trying to break into the house through the front door, Nolte said. The two suspects ran to a white Chevy Celebrity and left, but not before one of the men fired about six shots toward the resident as he stood on the front porch.

Bullet fragments struck the resident in the stomach, Nolte said, but he was not seriously injured and declined medical treatment.

The resident told police the suspects were two men who wore gray masks; they were both about 6 feet tall and 170 pounds. Officers found several bullet fragments during their investigation.

“As far as we know,” Nolte said, “it was a random act.”

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