UPDATE: Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says the suspect in the robbery of a Wichita credit union Wednesday shot himself while running from a deputy.
The sheriff's office and Wichita Police Department released new information during briefings Thursday morning.
According to police, the suspect was waiting for the Credit Union of America at 1920 S. Seneca to open. When employees arrived, police say he ambushed them and forced them inside.
Once inside, he hit one of the tellers over the eye with a gun and shoved the other. Both received minor injuries.
Police officers responded to a silent alarm, and a sheriff's deputy already in the area was first on scene.
When he arrived, he saw an armed man run from the back of the building and began to chase him.
As he closed in, the suspect fired a shot at the deputy and then put the gun up to his own head and fired. At the same time, the deputy had returned fire, hitting the suspect in the back. The deputy was not injured.
The suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Horace L. Gwyn. He's previously served prison time for aggravated burglary.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A suspect has been shot and killed by an sheriff's deputy after a credit union robbery in south Wichita.
It began around 7:25 a.m. when Wichita police officers were dispatched to a holdup alarm at the Credit Union of America located in the 1900 block of South Seneca at about 7:25 a.m.
A Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy was already in that area and responded to the call.
He arrived on scene first and saw a man running from the credit union, holding a small handgun. He chased the man, and shots were fired moments later. The suspect was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators say the credit union was robbed, but it's unclear if the business was open at the time.
Traffic is blocked both directions of Seneca near Pawnee while various agencies investigate. Seneca is expected to be closed until at least noon.
We have a crew on scene and will continuing tracking this story. Check back for updates.