Lee’s Summit boy injured in shooting released from hospital

July 1, 2014 

A 10-year-old Lee’s Summit boy who was injured in a shooting that killed his father in Kansas City earlier this year was released from a hospital.

According to the Kansas City Star Ka’Vyea Tyson-Curry was released June 30 from Children Mercy’s Hospital in Kansas City. Ka’Vyea, a student at Hazel Grove Elementary School in Lee’s Summit, was paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the shooting. His father, 34-year-old Ka’Vyea Curry II of Kansas City, died in the shooting outside a gas station at 45th Street and Cleveland Avenue in Kansas City.

Dontae D. Jefferson, 27, of Kansas City was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with first-degree murder and five other felonies related to the case.

According to court documents, Jefferson walked up to Curry as he was getting into his car and fired eight shots from a .40-caliber handgun. One bullet struck the younger Ka’Vyea in his spine, authorities said.

A 5-year-old also in the car was not injured.

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