Grandfather known as family’s protector shot in front yard of KC home

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A great grandfather was shot and killed as he was saying goodbye to his great grandkids and grandkids. The shooting happened on Monday near the intersection of 32nd and South Benton Avenue

Chiquita Wash says her dad was shot in her front yard on Monday, in front of his 4 and 2-year-old grandchildren. Witnesses say someone drove by and just started shooting- leaving bullet holes in the house- and hitting two people, one being Gary Cutchlow. She says she can't imagine anyone wanting to hurt her father, and she urges whoever did this to turn themselves in.

“We don't even know whatever was going through your mind, through your head, what was going on? My dad lost his life,” said Wash.

Wash says her dad was the life of the party, a protective grandfather, and he loved fishing. Cutchlow will be laid to rest on Saturday.

If you have information that will help police make an arrest, call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.