UPDATE: Friday, September 21, 2012
Wichita Police have arrested the suspect they believe was shot during a home robbery that took place earlier this month.
Thursday night, police spotted a car matching the description of one driven by 19-year-old Casey Toothman. They pulled over the vehicle near Kellogg and Grove and took Toothman into custody.
Toothman was first taken to an area hospital for treatment of his gunshot wound, and later booked into the Sedgwick County Jail.
Charges are pending.
UPDATE: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wichita Police are searching for a man they believe was shot during a home robbery earlier this month, after he posted a photo of the wound on Facebook.
A 66-year-old veteran was asleep at his home in the 2100 block of Lori Lane in the early morning of September 4th, when three men broke into his home. Police said the suspects threatened the man, and began stealing a TV, iPad, and money from his home.
That is when the homeowner pulled out a handgun and shot one of the suspects in the upper torso. At that time, all three men escaped.
On September 11, police received a Crime Stoppers tip from someone claiming they knew the man who was shot. Police said 19-year-old Casey Toothman had posted a photo of the gunshot wound on his Facebook page.
In the process of investigating the tip, police located and arrested two other suspects wanted in connection to the robbery, aged 17 and 19.
They are still looking for Toothman. If you have any information, you are asked to call 911.
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UPDATE: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Wichita Police are searching for suspects after shots were fired during a home invasion.
Officers were called to a home in the 2100 block of S. Lori Lane, near Pawnee and Rock, around 3:30 a.m.
Investigators said a 66-year-old man was sleeping in his recliner, when he heard noises. He saw three men enter his home, who ordered the homeowner to sit still.
Police said the victim, who was on oxygen, stayed in his chair while the suspects sorted through his belongings. The man then pulled out a handgun from his recliner and fired a shot at the intruders, authorities said.
The man told police he hit one of the suspects as they ran away from the home. The burglars managed to get away with cash, a television, an iPad and other small electronics.
The homeowner was not hurt.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Wichita police are also investigating an early morning shooting in east Wichita.
It happened at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of S. Lori Lane, near Pawnee and Rock.
A man claims that three men broke into his house and stole several items. While they were fleeing, the man says he opened fire and hit one of the intruders.
Police are currently searching for the suspects.