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.
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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.