Suspect shot during robbery attempt had toy gun, Wichita police say

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police say a 43-year-old man who was shot while attempting to rob a local wig store was armed with a toy gun.

Officers were called at around 12:30 p.m. Monday to a shooting at Honie's Wig & Beauty Supply in the 1700 block of South Hillside. A 40-year-old employee told officers the suspect entered the store with a handgun and demanded money.

"In defense the employee obtained his own handgun and fired two rounds, striking the suspect, and then held the suspect at gunpoint until officers arrived on scene," Officer Charley Davidson said.

The suspect was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his arm and chin. No one else was hurt.

The investigation revealed the suspect was armed with a toy gun," Davidson said.

The suspect's name was not released.


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Authorities say an armed suspect who tried to rob a Wichita business on Monday was rushed to the hospital after being shot twice by a clerk.

The shooting happened at around 12:30 p.m. at Honie's Wig & Beauty Supply near Harry and Hillside. Sgt. Brian Goward said the suspect, a man in his 30s, entered and demanded money. 

A clerk then shot the suspect in the arm and chin.

"The clerk was armed. He did have a right to be armed at his place of business," Sgt. Goward said.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

No other injures were reported. 

Police are investigating in the attempt is connected to other robberies.

"As far as any other connection to any other robberies, we don't know at this point."

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