Crime & Courts

Update: 2 arrested in liquor store robbery including alleged robber who was shot

Update May 24: Wichita police say the 18-year-old who was shot in the leg has been arrested.

Update May 23: Wichita police say they've arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated robbery in connection with a robbery at F&K Liquor on Tuesday.

Booking reports identify that person as Jamaryus M. Moore.

The 18-year-old who was shot in the leg is still hospitalized and will be arrested upon his release, Officer Charley Davidson said.

Original Story:

An employee shot one of two suspects after a liquor store robbery in southeast Wichita on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Officers called to F&K Liquor at Lincoln and Woodlawn at around 12:30 p.m. found an 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg, Officer Charley Davidson said.

The man was one of two people who had walked into the store, brandished a gun and demanded money, Davidson said. The pair ran after they were given cash.

A man in his 50s who works at the store then fired multiple shots as the robbers ran, and one of the bullets hit the 18-year-old man, Davidson said.

Police found the 18-year-old man in an alley between the liquor store and Family Dollar, Davidson said. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No information on the other robber was released.

Police ask anyone with information on the case to call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

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