Crime & Courts

Teen arrested, two others sought in south Wichita robbery, shooting

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the home robbery and shooting of a man early Tuesday morning in south Wichita, police said.

Police are also looking for two other suspects, both identified, in connection with the crime that occurred at about 5:30 a.m. in the 2200 block of South Fountain, which is southeast of Mount Vernon and George Washington Boulevard, Lt. Doug Nolte said.

Authorities have said two men, one armed with a rifle and the other armed with a shotgun, came into a garage being converted into a bedroom and awakened a 17-year-old boy who was sleeping there. They then took him into the house, where they confronted the teen’s 20-year-old brother and demanded cash and property.

When the older brother refused, the robber armed with the rifle fired once, striking him in the lower abdomen, police have said. They then took a 40-inch Sony flat screen TV and left the house, a police report states.

They were last seen walking south on Fountain with the television. Through the course of the investigation, the alleged shooter was identified and located in the 2300 block of South Broadview, just a couple blocks from where the robbery and shooting occurred.

The teen was taken downtown for questioning and later arrested on suspicion of aggravated residential robbery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery with firearms and aggravated residential burglary.

The shooting victim is expected to fully recover from his wounds, Nolte said.

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