Arrest made, six charges filed against man in gas station shooting
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Following pleas for help and answers from the family of two shooting victims, police have arrested a suspect and prosecutors have filed six charges against Dontae Jefferson. Jefferson, 27, is implicated as the gunman who fatally shot Ka’Vyea Curry and critically injured his 10-year-old son, Ka’Vyea Tyson, at a gas station.
Court records indicate Jefferson has been charged with first-degree murder, endangering the welfare of a child, discharging a firearm at or from a motor vehicle, two counts of armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm.
The shooting happened on the night of Friday, April 18 and police say that Jefferson approached a car that Curry, his son and five-year-old friend were in at a BP gas station at 45th and Cleveland.
Police said he fired eight shots into the vehicle, killing Curry and striking his son with two bullets, one in the arm and one in the lung. The younger Ka’Vyea remains in critical condition at Children’s Mercy Hospital. The five-year-old friend was in the backseat and spared of injuries, but is undergoing counseling after being traumatized.
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