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Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in 2012 shooting on North Wabash

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, April 7, 2014, at 3:32 p.m.
  • Updated Monday, April 7, 2014, at 4:13 p.m.

A 29-year-old man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a shooting on North Wabash in 2012, an official said Monday.

Hakeem Jackson, who pleaded guilty Friday, had been facing a first-degree murder charge in the December 2012 shooting of 23-year-old George Vasquez Jr.

Jackson was facing a trial this week. He also pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a firearm, said Dan Dillon, spokesman for the District Attorney’s Office. Jackson faces sentencing at 1:30 p.m. May 14 before Judge Joseph Bribiesca.

Jackson has served prison time for drug convictions in Sedgwick County from 2006, records show.

Wichita police said Vasquez suffered one shot to the head when he answered a knock at the door in the 800 block of North Wabash. Officers responding to the shooting found Jackson outside the house arguing with two men who lived there, police said.

Reach Tim Potter at 316-268-6684 or tpotter@wichitaeagle.com.

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