Police identified a 25-year-old man mortally wounded during a home invasion early Monday as Donald Ray Herron Jr. of Grandview.
Grandview police responded to an emergency call about 3 a.m. after three assailants broke into a home in the 6000 block of 153rd Street and shot Herron shortly after he arrived home.
He died later Monday morning at a hospital.
The Metro Squad has been activated to investigate the slaying.
Herron graduated from Lee’s Summit North High School, where he was an honorable-mention all-conference football player. He also was a backup quarterback at Missouri Western State University in 2014.
“We are obviously hurting,” Missouri Western athletic director Kurt McGuffin said. “It is a sad ordeal, and we feel for his family and his little child.”
The slaying was Grandview’s first homicide of the year and the 68th homicide in the Kansas City area in 2016.
Anyone with information about the shooting should call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.