Owner of Charlie D's Catfish & More to Go shot, killed in KCK - KCTV5

Owner of Charlie D's Catfish & More to Go shot, killed in KCK

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Derrick Horton, owner of Charlie D's Catfish and More to Go, was shot and killed on Thursday. (Submitted to KCTV) Derrick Horton, owner of Charlie D's Catfish and More to Go, was shot and killed on Thursday. (Submitted to KCTV)
The scene where the shooting happened in Kansas City, Kansas. (Adam Wilson/KCTV) The scene where the shooting happened in Kansas City, Kansas. (Adam Wilson/KCTV)
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

Police are investigating after the owner of a local restaurant was shot and killed in Kansas City, Kansas.

The shooting happened in the 1900 block of N. 63rd Street, near 63rd and Parallel Parkway, just after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Police said there was some sort of altercation in the parking lot between the victim and the suspect. 

The man who was shot was said to have suffered about six gunshot wounds in both his stomach and legs. 

The shooting happened in the parking lot, although the man was able to make it into the Family Dollar nearby to ask for help. 

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. That man has now died. 

According to a woman at the scene who said she is his wife, the man who died is 39-year-old Derrick Horton, who owns Charlie D's Catfish and More to Go LLC. 

Family and friends were showing up at his restaurant on Thursday night. Some were heartbroken about Horton's death. 

“He had three young kids and I’ve been knowing them since they been born," said Gary Fields, who was friends with Horton. "I can only imagine what they’re going through."

Detectives went inside a local store and reviewed surveillance video after the shooting.

Officers say the suspect is still on the loose.

The case is now being considered a homicide and detectives are working the case. 

This is the 24th homicide to happen in KCK so far this year.

If you have any information that could help police find the suspect, you are asked to contact the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. 

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