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A 19-year-old robbery suspect is still on the loose, even after he was shot in the upper torso two weeks ago.
Casey Toothman is accused of participating in a robbery of a 66-year-old disabled veteran in the 2100 block of South Lori Lane in Wichita at 3:20 a.m. Sept. 4. The victim woke up to the sound of three teenagers forcing open his sliding glass door.
"They threatened him, ordered him to sit down in a chair, which he complied," said Wichita Police Lt. Joe Schroeder. "They took his television, they took an iPad and they took some cash from him."
It was when one of the robbers appeared to be headed back for the victim that he became scared, pulled a hidden 9 mm handgun, and fired once. Toothman was struck once.
Two other suspects, 17 and 19, were arrested and charged after police received a tip from Crime Stoppers. Police have worked with Toothman's family to get him to turn himself in, but they have been unsuccessful. Police believe his medical condition may be worsening.
"It is a through-and-through wound," Schroeder said. "It appears to be mostly superficial. He has not sought any type of medical care for it so he is probably in need of medical care and I'm sure it's invected by now."
Toothman is about 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds.