Arrest in shooting that killed father, injured son

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County authorities have arrested a man who allegedly walked up to a car at a Kansas City gas station and fired eight shots, killing a man and paralyzing his 10-year-old son.

Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker says 27-year-old Dontae Jefferson of Kansas City was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and five other felonies in the April 18 attack at a BP gas station. The shooting killed 34-year-old Ka’Vyea Curry and injured his son, Ka’Vyea Tyson-Curry. A 5-year-old in the car was not injured.

The Kansas City Star reports ( ) surveillance video shows the shooting and tips from witnesses helped police make the arrest.

Court records don’t show that Jefferson has an attorney.

The 10-year-old remains hospitalized and on a respirator.


Information from: The Kansas City Star,

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