Shawnee police are investigating the killing of the owner of a liquor store at 76th Street and Quivira Road.
Police said around 10:25 p.m. Wednesday they were called to Mr. G's liquor store at 7635 Quivira Road. Officers said they found 61-year-old Gerry Grovenburg lying dead behind the store counter.
"He was a normal guy," said customer Lisa Ray. "Very friendly. Just a good, hard-working people."
Witnesses said a late-night customer discovered the body. Witnesses who gathered at the crime scene last night said the customer had gotten out of cab to go inside, and the customer came out calling for police.
The Metro Squad was called in to investigate the case and began their investigation at 1 p.m. at the Shawnee Police Department. Police are calling the death suspicious, but said they will have to perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
Police also roped off part of an apartment complex behind the liquor store and used search dogs for a time.
Neighboring business owners told KCTV5's Heather Staggers that the liquor store was a family owned business that was run by a father and son. The owners said the business had been robbed numerous times.