Candlelight vigil planned in KCK to honor man shot and killed, take a stand against violence

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Family and friends are holding a Tuesday night vigil for a 25-year-old man killed at a KCK apartment complex on Monday. Markie Murray was found shot to death in the parking lot of the Royal Ridge Apartments near 73rd and State.

The candlelight vigil is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the apartment complex to honor the victim and take a stand against violence.

Murray leaves behind family including a 2-year-old son and long-time girlfriend he planned to marry.


“He loved his family, and he was crazy about them. You just took the joy out of people’s lives, especially his son, because his son idolized him,” said the 2-year-old boy’s grandfather, Brian.

“It`s sad,” Brian continued. “I`m trying to keep from choking up, but he was loved. He was very loved. People just got to realize that things that go on in the city got to stop.”

So far police haven’t made any arrests in the homicide case. Neighbors told investigators they heard multiple shots, and someone called 911 at about 2:40 p.m. Witnesses said they saw Murray stumble out of his apartment and collapse on the ground, and it appeared he was shot in the stomach or chest.

Nobody at the scene told investigators that they saw a suspect or suspects run, but if you know anything that will help police make an arrest call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.