WPD: Bullets may have struck Warren East theater during last week's shooting

WICHITA, Kan. Wednesday, April 25

Wichita police confirm they are investigating whether bullets struck the Warren East 20 Movie Theatre (13th & K-96) during a shooting last week.

On Friday, police say someone fired shots at an off-duty officer was working security at the theater last Wednesday (April 18) when he was the likely target of "an ambush-style attack."

The officer was not hurt, and neither was anyone at the theater.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect vehicle which they describe as a dark-colored Suburban or Tahoe.

Crimes Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 reward for tips that lead to an arrest in the case. Anyone with information should call 316-267-2111.

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Tuesday, April 24

Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County says the reward for information leading to an arrest after someone fired shots at an off-duty officer.

The reward now stands at $5,000.

If you have any information about this shooting, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You can also submit a tip from any PC or mobile browser by going to http://www.wichitasedgwickcountycrimestoppers.com.

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Friday, April 20

The Wichita Police Department is looking for a suspect(s) after it says an officer was targeted in an ambush Wednesday night at the Warren East 20 Movie Theatre (13th & K-96).

Police say the officer was off-duty, working security at the theater Wednesday night when he was the likely target of "an ambush-style attack."

At about 10:45 p.m., police say the officer was conducting security-related duties inside a security vehicle in the parking lot.

"A suspect driving a dark-colored Suburban or Tahoe, covertly drove onto an unpaved embankment with the vehicle headlights off," police say.

Police say the suspect then positioned behind the officer's vehicle and fired four to six shots from an unknown-caliber gun toward the officer.

The officer was not hit and the suspect left the area, continuing south on the shoulder of K-96, police say.

Anyone with information on what happened should call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.