Police continue search for man accused of shooting, killing his employer

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- According to investigators, Willie Parker is the man who shot and killed his boss Tuesday near 39th and Rainbow and the University of Kansas Hospital, and as of Wednesday they were still looking for him.

Police consider Parker armed and dangerous. Just after noon Tuesday police say 47-year-old Parker shot and killed his boss Michael Ziade after the two had an argument.

Parker was an employee of Ziade’s business, first class medical transportation company.

While it is unknown what the fight was about, a relative of parker's says his mental health has been declining for the past seven years or so, but that she has never seen him be violent.

This is not Parker's first transportation job. His relative told FOX 4 he used to own a chauffeur company, then lost it and was desperate for work, and Ziade hired him out of the kindness of his heart.

That kindness was something that FOX 4’s Shannon O’Brien heard about from everyone she spoke to at the Ziade’s house, where friends and colleagues like Kim Davis came to pay their respects.

"I was in disbelief I was like, check it again, it's a different company, you know but, with her husband being so involved, we Knew, we knew right away that it was them. I just couldn't understand why someone could do that because he is the nicest man ever, I don't think he would ever raise his voice or be very argumentative,” said Davis.

Once again, police consider Parker armed and very dangerous, so if you know where he is or see him you are urged to call police or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.