KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ka'Vyea Tyson, the 10-year-old boy shot multiple times when his father was killed in April, has been taken out of pediatric intensive care and is recovering, according to his family.
"He's been talking up a storm since we last spoke and finally eating real food," said his grandfather, Forest Tyson Jr.
The younger Tyson still has a fight ahead of him. His lungs are healing and he has a trachea tube until they're fully recovered. He developed a lung infection while in the hospital. The family posted a video on YouTube of Ka'Vyea listening to "Happy" by Pharell and smiling.
His father, 38-year-old Ka'Vyea Curry, was sitting in a car on April 18 at a gas station at North 45th and Cleveland Avenue in KCMO when he was shot and killed . The younger Ka'Vyea was struck multiple times and a 5-year-old child also in the car was not injured.
Dontae Jefferson, 38, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting .
The Tyson family has established a fun to help in Ka'Vyea's recovery expenses. It’s at the Bank of America under the “Kavyea Buddha Tyson-Curry Foundation."