Witness describes surreal scene as regular customer is shot to death near KC store

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Families witnessed a man getting shot to death in broad daylight, as the suspect fled. Police say the 30-year-old was shot Saturday morning near the corner of 41st and Prospect. Witnesses say the victim was struck with at least eight bullets, an image they cannot get out of their head.

A polarizing scene as screams are heard in the distance and witnesses try to get their bearings on what they experienced.

“I heard over nine, 10 shots,” Ronald Turner said.

Turner works at a liquor store at the corner of 41st and Prospect. He ran outside to find a familiar face, a regular at his store, seemingly lifeless.

“It's hard to see somebody you see every day, laid out like that. It's just terrible,” he said.

Turner says he watched the 30-year-old take his last breath. He was in the seat of a car, his arms raised, stuck in the don’t shoot position.

“It was surreal. He was stuck in the backseat and had his hands like this. The defensive position. There was nothing he could do,” Turner said.

People in the neighborhood say the victim was a father and a tattoo artist. Police say he got into an argument with the suspect, who then pulled out a gun and opened fire.

“Broad daylight. In the morning. People's grandmother's had to see this. It's just sad. Who's going to explain to these babies where their father is?” Turner said.

Police believe this suspect might’ve lived in the area of 41st and Prospect. If you know anything about what happened there, call crimestoppers at 816-474-TIPS.

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