Teens arrested in shooting of Wichita Menards employee

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The second of two suspects accused in the shooting of a Wichita Menards loss prevention officer was arrested following a police chase in western Kansas.

Dominic Williamson, 18, was arrested Wednesday. According to the Hutch Post, officers responded to the report of an erratic driver in a gray Nissan on I-170 at U.S. 183 in Hays.

Law enforcement attempted to stop the driver, but he allegedly fled westbound on the interstate. Stop sticks were used to deflate three of the car's tires, but the chase continued.

Car involved in Menards shooting crashes during police chase in Derby

The pursuit ended east of Collyer in Trego County when Williamson lost control after a tactical vehicle intervention. 

Williamson was arrested without further incident. He was jailed for possession of a stolen vehicle, flee and elude, possession of meth and marijuana and numerous traffic violations. 

Williamson remained in Ellis County on Thursday. Sheriff Ed Harbin said he was unsure if Williamson would face charges in Ellis County first or if he would be transferred to Sedgwick County to face charges there first.

The shooting at Menards happened Monday afternoon at the store at 37th and Maize Road.

The other suspect, a 17-year-old girl, crashed a stolen Mercedes in Derby on Tuesday. She was hospitalized and later booked into the juvenile detention center for aggravated battery, auto theft and flee and elude.


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Wichita police say two teenagers have been arrested in connection to Monday's shooting of a Menards loss prevention officer

Officer Charley Davidson said Wednesday afternoon that the 18-year-old male involved was arrested in Hays. He had last been spotted at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday getting into a car in the 2600 block of South Minnesota in southeast Wichita.

Police tried to stop him, but he took off in the car, a stolen light blue Toyota Camry with a personalized tag, "1NAMLLN." Officers pursued the vehicle but later disregarded the chase due to speed and traffic.

Police considered him armed and dangerous. 

The other suspect, a 17-year-old girl, crashed a stolen Mercedes in Derby on Tuesday. She was hospitalized and later booked into the juvenile detention center for aggravated battery, auto theft and flee and elude.

The suspects' names were not released. 

Wichita Menards employee shot while trying to stop shoplifters

Car involved in Menards shooting crashes during police chase in Derby

The shooting at Menards happened Monday afternoon at the store at 37th and Maize Road. Police say the 34-year-old loss prevention officer observed the suspects exit the store with a home surveillance system without paying.

When the couple got outside, the officer tried to stop them and got into a struggle with the female suspect. The male suspect then shot the officer in the stomach and the suspects drove off in the stolen Mercedes.

The employee was treated at a local hospital and released.