Man suspected of fatal gas station shooting behind bars

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police have made an arrest in a fatal shooting at an east Kansas City gas station that killed a father and injured his son.

Dontae D. Jefferson was charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Ka'vyea Curry, 38, at the BP gas station on North 45th and Cleveland Avenue last Friday night. His son, Ka'vyea Tyson, was also shot and is currently recovering from his injuries. Another child was in the vehicle, but was not injured.

Jefferson is also charged with two counts of armed criminal action, discharging a firearm, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful possession of a firearm. 

On Wednesday, police recognized the Chevy Tahoe Jefferson was driving from the surveillance camera video at the gas station. Police received eight tips in the incident and Jackson County prosecutors said witness statements were crucial in making the arrest. 

Minutes before the shooting, surveillance video recorded Curry, his son and the other child buying snacks and gasoline at the convenience store.

The video then shows Curry filling up the gas tank. Then a gunman walks up and fires in Curry's car, killing the 38-year old father. Listen below to an edited version of the dispatch traffic from the night of the shooting.

The family has established a fund for Tyson's medical bills and other expenses. It’s at the Bank of America under the “Kavyea Buddha Tyson-Curry Foundation” 

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