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Charges Added in Killing of Kansas Gun Store Owner

Three of the suspects charged with killing Jon Bieker of Shawnee, Kansas. From left: Hakeem W. Malik, Londro E. Patterson III, and Nicquan K. Midgyett (Image credit: Johnson County Sheriff's Office)

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Four men charged with killing a suburban Kansas City gun store owner will face additional charges. The suspects were already charged with first-degree felony murder in the January shooting death of Jon Bieker in Shawnee, Kansas. He was killed while defending his wife during a robbery at the She's A Pistol gun store. His wife, Becky Bieker, suffered only minor injuries. A preliminary hearing scheduled for Monday was postponed until July 27 at the request of defense attorneys. The Kansas City Star reports that the suspects — Londro E. Patterson III, Deanthony A. Wiley, Nicquan K. Midgyett, and Hakeem W. Malik, — are now also charged with attempted aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and aggravated battery. All four suspects are being held in the Johnson County Jail.



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