Man shot to death in apparent home invasion, suspects sought

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two people kicked in the door of a south Kansas City, Mo., home early Wednesday and fatally shot a 28-year-old man, police said.

The home invasion happened a little after 4:30 a.m. in the 4200 block of E. 105th Street, just southwest of the Three Trails Crossing in southern Kansas City.

The  victim's mother and father identified him as Timothy Ford. They said their son was a father of four children, who were all home at the time of the shooting.

"He was a good father," said Ford's dad, Timothy Wilson. "He valued family more than anything. He'd give you the shirt off his back if he could."

Also inside the home was Ford's girlfriend. She and the children were not hurt.

Police said she was in a different room, so she was not able to get a detailed suspect description.

This isn't the first tragedy this family says they have been through.

"This is the second son that got killed," said Wilson, shaking his head in disbelief. Wilson said police shot and killed his 13-year-old son, Timothy Wilson Jr., almost 15 years ago.

Police said then the boy wouldn't get out of a stolen truck and tried to ram into two patrol cars. Officers have said they believed the boy was reaching for a weapon at the time, forcing them to fire. At the time, the shooting caused community outrage.

If you know anything about what happened in Wednesday's home invasion, you are urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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