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Innocent father of 3 Shot in the back by mugger


Liberty, MO - January 7, 2024

In a shocking incident on Sunday night, a Liberty man fell victim to a violent attack while attempting to repair his vehicle. The incident unfolded in the 200 block of South 291 at approximately 11:30 p.m., leaving the victim, whose identity is currently withheld, fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a hospital in Kansas City, MO.

According to reports, the victim was approached by an individual in a silver sedan while working on his vehicle. The victim, who identified the assailant as someone he believed to be of Mexican descent, stated that the driver demanded money. When the victim refused, he was shot in the back.

A witness to the crime immediately called 911, prompting an emergency response. The Liberty Missouri Police Department has since issued a statement confirming an ongoing investigation into the incident. Authorities have refrained from disclosing the victim's name, citing concerns for his safety and the well-being of his three children.

The victim, who had previously been granted sole custody of his children, now faces a precarious situation. Dealing with a non-functional vehicle, no source of income, and lacking medical insurance due to prior health issues, he is at risk of losing his home. The severity of the situation has led to a plea for assistance from the community.

Despite the challenges, authorities caution against revealing specific details, such as the victim's hospital location, home area, or any identifiable information about his children. This precaution is taken to ensure the safety of the victim and his family, as the perpetrator remains at large.

The police have described the attacker as driving a silver sedan and urge anyone with information about the incident to contact the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477. As the investigation unfolds, the community awaits justice for the Liberty man and hopes for a swift resolution to bring the perpetrator to custody. Individuals may donate to cover the man's medical expenses at https://www.gofundme.com/f/father-of-3-shot-on-sunday-night-by-mugger?utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet-first-launch&utm_medium=social&utm_source=next-door

The Victim is in Critical Condition