Wichita police and Crime Stoppers have released photos of the man who is accused of shooting at a Gordmans employee during a robbery on Aug. 8.
Police say the man went into the store at 7011 W. Central, near Ridge Road, at around 9:30 p.m. He pointed a black gun at a 38-year-old woman, demanded money and then fired a shot. She was not injured, Officer Charley Davidson said.
The robber then pointed the gun at a 27-year-old employee and fired a second shot, which grazed the employee’s shoulder but didn’t break the skin, Davidson said.
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The man left with cash and fired additional shots from the parking lot. Detective Wendy Hummel said Friday that police don’t know if he meant to fire the additional shots or if it was an accident.
At the same time of the robbery, a second man grabbed clothes and left the store. Davidson said police are trying to determine whether the men were working together, and have released photos of them both.
The first suspect, a man in his 20s, wore a black jacket over a red shirt with white lettering, tan or khaki shorts, red shoes, red backpack and a white Adidas ballcap, police say.
The second suspect, also a man in his 20s, had a long ponytail with a red streak, and wore a yellow T-shirt with an “I bike ICT” logo, black shorts and black shoes.
Gordmans has also offered a supplemental reward of $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest.
“They’re very concerned about this crime,” Hummel said. “They really want this person to be caught.”