Man Accused Of Firing Fatal Shots In Kansas City Gas Station Shooting

By: Betsy Webster
By: Betsy Webster

Kansas City, MO (KCTV) -- A Kansas City man faces multiple charges including first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting at a gas station that seriously injured a 10-year-old boy.

"We are standing here because I'm standing amongst heroes," Baker said about information that police on Thursday were able to gather that led to the charges.

According to court records, Dontae D. Jefferson, who was born in 1987, was charged with first-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, child endangerment, unlawful possession of a firearm and shooting at a person.

K.C. Curry, 34, was shot to death Friday night. A bullet struck his 10-year-old son's spine.

Ka'Vyea Tyson Curry will have to learn to walk again, and has undergone multiple surgeries since the shooting. His condition remains quite serious.

A 5-year-old boy was also inside the vehicle when gunfire broke out but was not injured.

Police released surveillance video of when a gunman fired shots into Curry's car parked at the gas station in the 4500 block of Cleveland Avenue.

Jefferson is a convicted felon. He pleaded guilty in 2004 to crimes in Grandview and Kansas City. He was given a 10-year prison sentence for a Grandview robbery and a 5-year prison sentence for a Kansas City burglary and car theft.

He was released from prison in August.


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