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Two teens held in connection with Grandview man's death

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Juvenile authorities have charged a 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy in connection with the fatal shooting death of a Grandview man.

The 14-year-old was charged with second-degree murder, one count of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault. The 13-year-old was charged with four counts of second-degree assault. All the charges are felonies.

Family members say Gregory Moody, 41, was trying to break up a fight when he was shot Monday night.

Loved ones on Tuesday remembered Moody as a loving husband and father with a big heart.

Grandview police responded about 11:30 p.m. on Monday to the 6300 block of 127th Street on several calls regarding the sounds of shots fired.

When officers arrived, they found out that Moody had been taken by his family to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to his chest. He later died at the hospital.

"I just can't believe he's gone," his tearful widow Sabrina Moody told KCTV5. "I didn't expect him to be gone that early."

Sabrina Moody said her husband of 13 years, who was nicknamed "Pops," was trying to stop an argument between a group of kids. His 18-year-old son, Tony, witnessed the horrifying moments.

"He said, 'All Pops was saying was just give me the gun. Just give me the gun. You don't need that gun.' And then they shot him in the chest," she said.

She said it was a tragic mistake.

"I just didn't think it was real," she said. "I just wanted to get him to the hospital."

She said her husband was quick to help others.

"He would give his last to anybody. If it was time, if it was money, he would give his last," she said. "He had a heart of gold."

Moody is survived by four children and his wife.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS or the Grandview Police Department at 816-316-4980.

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