Kansas: 3 men shot trying to rob gun store; owner dies at hospital

Kansas: 3 men shot trying to rob gun store; owner dies at hospital

[Shawnee] – The shooting happened about 2:10 p.m. Friday at She’s a Pistol when four men tried to rob the store. It is a personal protection and self-defense training, services and supplies company that also offers self-defense and gun safety classes.

Police said one of the store owners was shot. Jon Bieker was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

Bieker’s wife, Becky, was not shot, but was punched in the face. She was taken to the hospital for treatment. Devastated friends and family rushed to her side. …

In 2013, Becky Bieker explained why she is in business during an interview with KCTV.

“People understand now that they can’t rely on someone else or something else to protect them. They have to do it themselves,” she said. …

Two of the would-be robbers suffered critical injuries in the shootout. Tennis said two other men ran from the store.

While searching for the other two suspects, police got a call from a woman at West 58th Street and Bluejacket Avenue who said that someone was on her back porch, knocking on her door. Carolyn Thomas said it was unnerving to have two men randomly show up at her house, banging on her screen door, then to find out they were connected to a nearby shooting.

 

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