Father gunned down in own home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On an early rainy morning in April, Timothy Ford was gunned down in his Kansas City home in front of his fiance and four young kids.

"It's a tragedy, and we're never going to forget," Ford's fiance Tanesha Whitelaw said. "All of a sudden I hear someone in our house saying 'Police! Police!'" she said.

At 4:30 a.m. April 10, Whitelaw and her 2-year-old son Timon were in bed with Ford, and when Ford heard the commotion, Whitelaw says he walked towards the bedroom door. Before he could turn the lights on, he was shot at least four times.

"I ran to the end of the hallway, saw the front door wide open, looked out, nobody there. I didn't hear a car,
Whitelaw said.

The gunshots woke up the couple's three other children, 13-year-old Jaylin , 6-year-old Timothy and 9-year-old Timiah.

"I woke up, and I went to the door, and I went back to my room, and I started screaming, 'Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!" Timiah said.

Whitelaw remembers the moment she realized Ford was gone.

"Just to hear them cry and have them see their daddy laying there, it's just hard," Whitelaw said.

The family has since moved out of the house off 105th Street and Grandview Rd., but Wednesday night they went back with 50 of their closest friends.

Together they prayed for peace and information.

"My daddy didn't deserve this, and the people who's killing other people they should go to jail because God didn't want them to do this to people," Timiah said. "They don't have the right to take people's lives."

Police say although there were five people in the house during the time of the shooting, no one saw the shooter. They are asking the public report information by calling 816-474-TIPS.

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