Becky & Jon Bieker – Courtesy of the family.
She and her husband were the only ones in the store when a young man wearing a wig came in and asked about a gun. Bieker said she handed him a handgun. After looking at it, he handed it back.
The man was talking on a cellphone when several other young men came in.
That’s when the first man pulled a gun and pointed it at her.
She began reaching for the cash drawer with the intent of handing over the money. One of the other men also pointed a gun at her. The next thing she remembered was seeing a blur on the left side of her face and waking up on the floor, spitting out blood.
It was “strangely quiet,” she said.
She had a phone in her hand and called 911.
Then she saw one of the men and her husband on the floor. The man was reaching for a gun on the floor, and Bieker told him to stop or she would shoot. When he kept moving, she fired.