Update: Suspects in burglary tied to another earlier in the day

West Maple at Towne West (KSN Photo/Anthony Powell)
West Maple at Towne West (KSN Photo/Anthony Powell)

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Update: Sgt. Bruce Watts with the Wichita Police department says the suspects in a west Wichita burglary where the home owner shot the suspects in on Friday are tied to another burglary earlier that day.

Police say the suspects hit a home near 21st Street North and 143rd Street East before breaking into the home in the 1000 block of N. Firefly.

WICHITA, Kansas – A burglary suspect is in the hospital after police say a resident of a home he broke into shot him.

Firefly Circle, Wichita, KS (KSN Photo/Raoul Cortez)
Firefly Circle, Wichita, KS (KSN Photo/Raoul Cortez)

It happened around 1:30 Friday afternoon in the 1000 block of N. Firefly Circle, near Central and 119th Street West.

Police say the man broke into the  home on Firefly Circle.

A man who lives in the home saw the armed suspect and shot and wounded him.

Police say the suspect ran off and got into a beige four-door car where two other men were waiting for him and they all drove away.

Police stopped the car around 2 p.m. around Maple and Elder, near Towne West Square.

Part of Maple was blocked off as police and medical workers handled the situation.

The suspect who was shot was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Police took the two other people in the car into custody.  They are took the shooter in for questioning.

“We have to clearly investigate that to be sure we have all the facts and circumstances,” said Lt. Brian White, Wichita Police Department. “So we’ll have a lab processing all the scenes and, like I said, we’re having everybody taken downtown to be interviewed so we have a firm understanding of what happened.

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