Update: Clerk shoots robbery suspect armed with toy gun

Wichita police investigate a robbery and shooting at Honie's Wig & Beauty Supply. (KSN News)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police responded to an armed robbery and shooting Monday afternoon. It happened at Honie’s Wig & Beauty Supply in the 1700 block of South Hillside around 12:30 p.m.

Police said a suspect walked in and attempted to rob the business. In defense, a 40-year-old man, an employee, obtained his own gun and fired at the 43-year-old suspect.

“During the course, the manager of the facility, who was armed, did fire two rounds striking our suspect,” said Lt. Ronald Hunt, Wichita Police Department.

The suspect was transported to the hospital according to police. He was admitted with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation revealed the suspect was armed with a toy gun.


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