Arrest Made in Kansas City Gas Station Shooting

6 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Friday, April 25 2014 Apr 25, 2014 Friday, April 25, 2014 6:17:59 AM CDT April 25, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Jackson County authorities have arrested a man who allegedly walked up to a car at a Kansas City gas station and fired eight shots, killing a man and paralyzing his 10-year-old son.

Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker says 27-year-old Dontae Jefferson of Kansas City was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and five other felonies in the April 18 attack at a BP gas station. The shooting killed 34-year-old Ka'Vyea Curry and injured his son, Ka'Vyea Tyson-Curry. A 5-year-old in the car was not injured.

The Kansas City Star reports surveillance video showed the shooting and tips from witnesses helped police make the arrest.

Court records don't show that Jefferson has an attorney.

The 10-year-old remains hospitalized and on a respirator.

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