1 of 4 suspects in deadly gun shop robbery appears in court

Officers investigate the scene after a shooting at She's a Pistol, LLC, a gun shop in Shawnee, Kan., Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Police said three suspects and a business owner have been critically injured in a botched robbery at the Kansas City gun shop. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Tammy Ljungblad)

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) – One of the four men charged with first-degree murder in a botched robbery at a Kansas gun shop has made a first court appearance.

The Kansas City Star reported that 18-year-old Hakeem Willie Malik, of Kansas City, Missouri, appeared via closed-circuit television Monday in Johnson County District Court and requested a court-appointed attorney. He is jailed on a $500,000 bond on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Jon Bieker. The 44-year-old was killed Friday at his Shawnee store, called She’s a Pistol.

The Johnson County Public Defender’s Office didn’t immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press.

Also charged in the killing are Nicquan Midgyett, Londro Patterson and De’Anthony Wiley. The three 19-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, men were wounded and remained hospitalized Monday.

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