KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Thursday was a good day for the Tyson family, even while 10-year-old Ka’Vyea remained in a hospital bed. They got a call Thursday afternoon from detectives telling them a man named Dontae Jefferson had been arrested, and prosecutors charged him with six criminal counts, including first-degree murder.
Ka'Vyea Tyson witnessed the shooting that killed his father at a gas station last Friday and family members say it was their worst fear that he would get out of the hospital and have to look over his shoulder, wondering if the shooter would come back.
The fourth grader has a long road ahead of him, but now family says this is one less thing he will have to worry about.
"It's like one of those things you always play the lottery. You do the little scratch off and you got it. You don't know whether you want to fall pass out or do a jig. But the first thing you say is thank you God," said grandma Evelyn Tyson
"He does not have to wake up every day wondering if somebody's following him or his mother. He doesn't have to worry about if that's the next man who did this to his father, all those worries are gone. We can just focus on Ka'Vyea that's it," said aunt Ky Martin.
Ka'Vyea is heavily sedated Thursday night and said to be making little progress, but when he wakes up his family can tell him Thursday's good news.
"This is the first miracle, so the next one is about to come, so I'm ready!" exclaimed Evelyn Tyson.
If you wish to assist the family, donations can be made at any area Bank of America into the "Ka'Vyea Buddha Tyson-Curry Foundation."