One of four men charged with murder in the shooting death of a Shawnee gun shop owner pleaded guilty Wednesday, three days after the start of the suspect’s trial.
Nicquan K. Midgyett, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder, attempted aggravated robbery, and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.
Midgyett, 22, was one of four men who prosecutors say intended to rob She’s a Pistol gun shop Jan. 9, 2015, but failed when confronted by shop owner Jon Bieker, who was fatally injured in the subsequent shooting. Three of the would-be robbers were also wounded before Bieker died.
All four men were charged with first-degree murder.
Midgyett, who went on trial Monday for murder, had previously pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in the case, prosecutors said. He will be sentenced March 8.
In May, Hakeem W. Malik, 21, pleaded guilty in Johnson County District Court to the murder count as well as charges of attempted aggravated robbery, conspiracy and aggravated battery. He was sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole for 25 years.
Another defendant, 22-year-old Londro Emanuel Patterson III, was found guilty of the same…