Family of slain KCMO father hoping for break in case

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City family is left searching for answers after man who was loved in his neighborhood was shot in the head at point-blank range and killed for no apparent reason.

Jeffrey McDonald, 50, was shot three times, including once in the head, while he was working on his truck in his driveway in the 2700 block of Elmwood two weeks ago. On Thursday, friends and family gathered for a vigil in hopes that there will soon be a break in the case.

Police say that they don’t have any leads in the case, and McDonald’s family says that the father of two didn’t have any enemies. The shooting appears to be completely random.
“Answers. That’s what we need,” said Diana Brashear, McDonald’s mother. “I wish the person that did it would just turn them self in, so we can get closure. And the reason why? Why pick on him? Why shoot him?”

The family says that the shooting has left the neighborhood uneasy, wondering if the killer is still in their midst.

“I think the entire neighborhood is not gonna relax until they know that whoever it is is not sitting right here in the immediate location,” said McDonald’s sister-in-law, Dawn McDonald.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

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