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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 12, 2014

Missouri Man Sentenced For Robbery, Shooting At Leawood McDonald's

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A Missouri man was sentenced Monday to 100 months in federal prison for a robbery and shooting at a McDonald’s restaurant in Leawood, Kan., U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. The sentenced is to be served consecutively to a 60-month sentence previously imposed in a case in federal court in the Western District of Missouri.

Nicholas Martell McGinnie, 26, Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of robbery. In his plea he admitted that on Dec. 1, 2012, he went to a McDonald’s at 4600 W. 119th Street in Leawood to rob the restaurant. He hid in a men’s restroom and waited about half an hour for the restaurant to close. Then he confronted the store manager with a pointed handgun and demanded money. The store manager resisted and attempted to push him out a door of the restaurant. During the struggle, McGinnie fired his gun, striking the manager in the legs. The store manager was treated for gunshot wounds and recovered.

McGinnie was arrested Jan. 3, 2013, after police recovered his fingerprints from the scene of the shooting.

Grissom commended the Leawood Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Warner for their work on the case.