Ty’Shai Carvin was a young mother who aspired to a nursing career.
But just after 2 a.m. Wednesday, with horrified relatives fighting to protect her, the 20-year-old woman was shot and killed inside her aunt’s Kansas City, Kan., home.
Relatives say the gunman was a former boyfriend.
“She was trying to break it off,” said her aunt, Laura Washington.
Washington said she was asleep inside the house in the 1900 block of North 15th Street when a commotion awakened her and her mother. When they went downstairs, they saw Carvin involved in a physical altercation with a man.
“He was trying to drag her outside,” Washington said. “We tried to pull her away from him, but we couldn’t.”
The man shot Carvin and fled.
Kansas City, Kan., police said Thursday that they are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).
Carvin, mother of a 2-year-old boy, was working as a certified nursing assistant and wanted to become a registered nurse, according to her aunt.
“She was a very likable young woman,” Washington said.
Family and friends are planning a prayer vigil for 6:30 p.m. Friday at the scene of the killing in the 1900 block of North 15th Street in Kansas City, Kan.