Donors contribute more money to reward fund to find KCK child killers

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Two children killed in KCK. Donors have increased their reward funds

Two children killed in KCK. Donors have increased their reward funds

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Machole Stewart was killed on October 26, 2014, when someone in an SUV shot up her house in the 1400 block of New Jersey in Kansas City, Kan.  She was ten-years-old, was a fifth grader at T.A. Edison Elementary School in KCK. She was also a member of the Gateway High Steppers Drill Team, and loved to dance with the all-girls praise team at her family’s church, Forest Grove Baptist.

Machole was in the rear bedroom, while her brother and cousin were playing video games. When the occupants of the SUV sprayed the bullets into her home at about 7 p.m. on that Sunday night, she was shot in the back and died instantly.

macholeThe reward for tips leading to the arrest and prosecution of her killer or killers has increased to $7,500. An anonymous donor has come forward with an additional $500 contribution.

Call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477) if you have any information. Tips may also be submitted by texting TIP452 and your information to the number: 274637.

Jaquail Mansaw was almost eight-months old when he was killed January 4, 2015. His mother was wounded in the leg in the drive-by shooting near North Early Street and Sanford.  His 25-year-old mother had just walked into the house with Jaquail and her two daughters, when minutes later the gunfire sprayed into the house.

Increase in reward fund to find this child's killer.

Increase in reward fund to find this child’s killer.

Police say they found 22 shell casings. Jaquail, who was nicknamed “Smoothie”, was shot once in his back. They say the bullet went through his stomach and out his leg. Several hours after the drive-by shooting, he died at the hospital.

Recently two anonymous donors along with Gayle Townsend, Commissioner of District 1 in the Unified Government of Wyandotte Co. and Kansas City, Kan., added to the fund, bringing the reward fund to $5,800.