Boyfriend of road rage victim prays shooter caught - KCTV5 News

Boyfriend of road rage victim prays shooter caught

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

The devastated boyfriend of a woman fatally shot by an angry motorist is praying that the killer is caught.

The man, who asked KCTV5 not to identify him because the shooter remains on the loose, is urging the public to come forward with information to ensure the killer doesn't harm anyone else.

"I can't live without her," Jennifer Jones' boyfriend told KCTV5's Sandra Olivas. "I have been with her going on six years. It's crazy that this happened for nothing."

Jones, 32, was killed Jan. 30 during what police and her family say was a road rage incident at Cleaver Boulevard and Elmwood Avenue.

Jones, her boyfriend and another friend were traveling on Cleaver Boulevard when Jones inadvertently cut off another driver.

"She almost hit them so they honked their horn and we honked back at them," Jones said.

He admits curse words were exchanged, but he never imagined heated words would lead to violence that would take his beloved's life.

"I didn't know they had a gun," he said. "They opened fire on my girl, and they killed my girl."

The man and other witnesses described seeing a woman behind the wheel of a large maroon SUV-type vehicle that was about 10 years old. There may have been a passenger in the vehicle so it's not clear whether the driver or a passenger fired the bullets.

One of them struck Jones in the back. She immediately collapsed.

Her panicked boyfriend tried to stop the bleeding.

"She said, 'Baby, I'm hit. I'm shot,'" he recalled. And then she stopped breathing and died on the ground.

Police have returned the van to the man. He fears for his own safety.

"They know what my van looks like. I just pray to God (for an arrest) and hope they don't try to shoot me next," he said.

The van's window remains shattered from gunfire, just like his life.

If you have any information, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS. Police have said they hope another motorist in the area before or at the time of the shooting may have some key information that can be provided.

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