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Arrests made in May robbery, shooting

WICHITA — An 18-year-old man arrested early this morning is the third person apprehended in less than a week in connection with a robbery and shooting in north Wichita last May.

A 19-year-old man was arrested last Saturday and a 15-year-old was arrested on Wednesday, Lt. Troy Livingston said. Police are looking for a fourth suspect who is between 18 and 20 years old.

Four people wearing bandannas broke into a house in the 2500 block of North Hoover at about 2 a.m. on May 16. The 24-year-old man who lived there was shot three times — once in each leg and in the chest, authorities said.

He survived despite being seriously wounded. The 24-year-old woman who lived there was bound with a power cord and sexually assaulted.

Three young children — an infant boy, a 2-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl — were not harmed, but Livingston said investigators have reason to believe they were threatened.

Christopher T. Thompson, 19, was charged on Tuesday with 13 criminal counts: four counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated battery, and one count each of rape, attempted first-degree murder, criminal threat, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated burglary.

He was arrested in the 5400 block of East 21st on Saturday, Livingston said. The 15-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday at Camelot Lakeside Academy near Lake Afton.

The 18-year-old man arrested earlier today was taken into custody in the 3100 block of North Cranberry.

Investigators do not know why the couple may have been targeted, Livingston said.

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