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KC mom says she didn’t know if she, 3 boys would live after dad fired gunshots in their direction

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City man is facing criminal charges for firing a gun at his own family, and endangering the lives of his three little boys.

Kirk Spencer's booking photo from KCPD.

Kirk Spencer's booking photo from KCPD.

Kirk Spencer, 30, is now charged with two felony counts of shooting a firearm at a car or person, one felony count of endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk, and three felony counts of armed criminal action.

Clay County prosecutors said the shooting began as a domestic dispute between Spencer, and his longtime girlfriend and mother of his children, Quasia Jones.

“He wasn’t over the fact that I didn’t want to be with him,” Jones said during an exclusive interview with FOX 4 on Tuesday. “We’ve been through so much together and I was just kind of tired, at my breaking point.”

Jones said Spencer had picked up their three young sons, ages 2, 3, and 4, from daycare that day without her consent, and brought them back to her apartment.

It was there an argument ensued and Spencer eventually pulled out a gun as they all stood around her car in the parking lot. Prosecutors said Spencer fired the weapon in the direction of Jones, her mother, her sister, her 2-year-old niece, and their three children.

“He stood at the back of the car and shot several shots through the back of the car,” Jones recalled. “Every bullet that hit, it could’ve hit each and every one of us.”

According to court documents, investigators found 10 shell casings in the parking lot, and eight bullet holes this car's rear hatch door.

According to court documents, investigators found 10 shell casings in the parking lot, and eight bullet holes this car's rear hatch door.

It's a moment that will haunt Jones forever.

“At that point, I thought it was over for me,” she said. “The only thing we were doing was ducking and praying and hoping that none of those bullets hit us.”

Miraculously, no one was hurt –but Jones now worries about the impact of the shooting on her young boys.

“My kids are traumatized for that,” she said. “They`re going to remember everything that happened that day.”

Jones thinks Spencer intended to hurt or kill her, but believes he never would’ve intentionally harmed their children. However, she thinks he could’ve easily killed any one of them and she hopes he pays for what he allegedly did.

“I want him to suffer like we did when you shot that bullet and we didn`t know if we were going to live or die,” she said. “I want him to feel the pain that we felt after he shot that gun and it could`ve hit any one of us.”

A search of criminal records in Missouri did not show any violent or weapons charges for Spencer in the past. He remained in jail Tuesday and will appear in court Wednesday afternoon.