Suspect in shooting of Lee’s Summit child indicted, now held with no bond

May 12, 2014 

The family of a 10-year-old Lee’s Summit boy who was shot during the murder of his father will not have to worry about the suspect in the case being set free before he goes to trial.

Dontae D. Jefferson, 27, of Kansas City was indicted May 9 by a Jackson County grand jury in connection with the April 18 murder of Kavyea Curry and the shooting of Curry’s 10-year-old son Ka’vyea Tyson-Curry at a convenience store near 45th and Cleveland in Kansas City.

Prosecutors initially requested a bond of $500,000 and although the charges brought forth after the indictment remain the same as those filed April 24, Jefferson’s bail is now set to no bond.

He remains in custody in Jackson County Jail.

Jefferson was charged with first degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon – a Class A felony – endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful possession of a firearm and two counts of armed criminal action for his role in the shooting of Tyson-Curry, a fourth-grade student at Hazel Grove Elementary School in Lee’s Summit and his father, Kavyea Curry.

The elder Curry was pronounced dead at the scene after Jefferson allegedly opened fire on Curry, his son, and an unrelated five-year-old who was not harmed.

Tyson-Curry continues his recovery at a hospital in Kansas City.

According to court records, eight spent .40 caliber shells were recovered from the scene of the shooting of Curry and his son April 18 at a convenience store at 4501 Cleveland in Kansas City. Video surveillance captured the shooter’s vehicle and an associate. Witnesses also identified the dark SUV near the shooting and reported hearing gunshots after Jefferson approached the victim’s vehicle parked at the business.

A witness also saw Jefferson put on a dark hoodie before approaching the victim’s vehicle.

According to court records, homicide detectives in Kansas City observed April 23 the suspect’s vehicle near 47th and Prospect Avenue. The detectives recognized the accomplice from the surveillance video from 4501 Cleveland and both men were taken into custody. The owner of the vehicle told police the SUV had been in the possession of Jefferson and a search uncovered a loaded .40 caliber weapon with live ammunition.

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