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Gas station shooting kills father and paralyzes his 10-year-old son

  • The Kansas City Star
  • Published Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 6:43 p.m.
  • Updated Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 11:24 p.m.


A man found shot to death Friday night at a Kansas City gas station was identified as 34-year-old Kavyea Curry.

Police were called to the BP station at 4501 Cleveland Ave. at 10:09 p.m. Curry was pronounced dead at the scene. Curry’s 10-year-old son and an unrelated 5-year-old were in the car, police said.

Curry’s son was critically wounded and taken to a hospital. His condition Saturday evening was stable, police said, but he was paralyzed from the chest down because of spinal damage.

The 5-year-old wasn’t injured and was released to his mother.

Police said Curry legally changed his name, which was Charles Washington. He goes by KC.

A lone gunman walked up to Curry’s driver’s-side window and shot several times, police said. Curry’s son was in the front passenger seat.

Police said several service station patrons left the scene before officers arrived.

Anyone with information on the identity of the shooter is asked to call the Kansas City police homicide unit at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

To reach Edward M. Eveld, call 816-234-4442 or send email to eeveld@kcstar.com.

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