Hearing set for 3 suspects in deadly Shawnee gun shop robbery

Hakeem Malik, back left, and Londro E. Patterson, seated in wheelchair, make an appearance at the Johnson County Courthouse, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Olathe, Kan. The two Missouri men were charged with first-degree murder during a robbery attempt of a gun store. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Tammy Ljungblad)

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A hearing has been scheduled to determine whether there is enough evidence to try three Missouri men in a deadly robbery attempt at a Kansas gun shop.

A Johnson County judge on Thursday set the April 21 preliminary hearing date for 18-year-old Hakeem Malik, 19-year-old Nicquan Midgyett, and 20-year-old Londro Patterson III.

The Kansas City Star reports that the three Kansas City, Missouri, men are charged with felony first-degree murder in the shooting death of Jon Bieker. The 44-year-old was killed Jan. 9 at his Shawnee store, called She’s a Pistol.

Midgyett and Patterson were wounded in the shooting, along with 19-year-old Deanthony Wiley, of Kansas City, Missouri. Wiley also has been charged but remains hospitalized.


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