Family continues to ask for help on 2-year anniversary of child’s killing

Tyron Payton was two years old when he was shot and killed.
Tyron Payton was two years old when he was shot and killed.(KCTV5)
Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 10:05 AM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The mother of a 22-month-old baby shot and killed in their car two years ago on this day is still asking for help.

About 3 p.m. on the afternoon of September 21, 2020, someone opened fire on a family’s car parked outside their home near 33rd and S. Benton Avenue. Everyone in the car was struck by gunfire. Tyron Payton, who was in the backseat, did not survive to celebrate his second birthday.

Juhna Payton, Tyron’s mother, said she remains scared that her son’s killer is still at large, and she added that wants to make sure others know she’s still searching for who killed her son.

“I can never bring him back. I can never bring him back,” Juhna said Wednesday morning through tears. “I struggle with that every single day. There are moms out there just like me and maybe they don’t have the courage to come up front and tell the world but somebody has to.”

Family asks for help on 2-year anniversary of child’s killing

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Posted by KCTV5 News Kansas City on Wednesday, September 21, 2022

There is a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case. Anyone with information can anonymously call 816-474-TIPS.