A Kansas City man fatally shot last month has received funeral services in two states.
That’s a measure of how many friends and family members loved him, said his mother, who is raising money to pay for the services with an online fundraising appeal.
Police found Shawndray Key, 21, dead inside a vehicle near the intersection of 62nd Street and Agnes Avenue on April 9. Officers had responded to a report of shots fired at the intersection. A witness described seeing a white Kia leave the scene on Agnes Avenue.
No one has been arrested, police said.
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Known by the nicknames “T-Man” and “Dray,” Key graduated from Southwest Early College Campus. He attended Virginia College in Macon., Ga., and Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley.
He enjoyed music, film, sports and art, said his mother, Sherita Key.
“He was writing music and trying to start his own clothing line,” she said.
Shawndray Key moved to Kansas City at age 13 with his mother. But as he had been born in Macon, Ga., and had grown up there, his mother believed he should also have a memorial service there.
“He didn’t have any other family here,” Sherita Key said.
A Kansas City funeral home conducted a service April 17. Key then arranged to have her son’s body sent to Macon, where it was cremated, she said. A second service was held there, she said.
To meet funeral and cremation expenses, friends and relatives have been contributing to a GoFundMe account established three days after Key’s death. So far, slightly more than $1,000 has been pledged to meet $7,000 worth of expenses.