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KC musician mourned by his family after becoming the target of a suspected serial killer – KMBC Kansas City


A KC musician is being mourned by his family and friends after being targeted by a suspected serial killer. Damon Irvin, 35, was one of two people suspected to have been killed by Perez Reed in KCK last week.Police arrested Perez Reed of St. Louis on Friday. Police say Perez got off a train in Independence and took a bus, before he was stopped in Kansas City. He reportedly had the semi-automatic pistol that matched the shell casings from unsolved murders in St. Louis.For Irvin’s family, the loss is unspeakable. The say he was a gifted musician, a college graduate and someone who would help anyone. His brother, Dalano Hill doesn’t want people to forget just how talented he was.“He brung joy to a lot of people. You don’t understand, this is a man who got a scholarship to sing opera in Germany,” Hill said.The family says Irvin had only lived at Wyandotte Towers for a couple of months.”We are hurt right now. We’re hurting,” Hill said.Kansas City, Kansas, police say 25-year-old Reed is their person of interest in the homicide.The FBI arrested him on several felonies linked to two other homicides and possibly at least four murders across Missouri.Police identified him by comparing surveillance video at Wyandotte Towers with a prior booking photo.“Let this be over fast man. Don’t drag us through no more bro. You already done took something away from us that was so precious,” Hill said.Because of the way he was murdered, family says they can’t have an open-casket funeral.“Wish I could have my son back, but I can’t somebody took his life,” Irvin’s mother Bridgette Stevens said.Hill hopes that Reed is indeed the perpetrator, to give the family some form of closure. “I pray this is the guy. That we get some type of justice before we go back home,” Hills said.As the families struggle with their loss, residents say they are grateful to police.“yeah. ecstatic very glad. I just hope they keep him in,” Wyandotte Tower resident Cathy Turner said.For many, their sense of security has been restored.When interviewed by investigators, Reed admitted that he had visited Wyandotte Towers and provided his ID to the security guard. He also admitted to knowing Rau’daja Farrow, who police later found dead at the building.Reed denies hurting anyone.

A KC musician is being mourned by his family and friends after being targeted by a suspected serial killer. Damon Irvin, 35, was one of two people suspected to have been killed by Perez Reed in KCK last week.

Police arrested Perez Reed of St. Louis on Friday. Police say Perez got off a train in Independence and took a bus, before he was stopped in Kansas City. He reportedly had the semi-automatic pistol that matched the shell casings from unsolved murders in St. Louis.

For Irvin’s family, the loss is unspeakable. The say he was a gifted musician, a college graduate and someone who would help anyone. His brother, Dalano Hill doesn’t want people to forget just how talented he was.

“He brung joy to a lot of people. You don’t understand, this is a man who got a scholarship to sing opera in Germany,” Hill said.

The family says Irvin had only lived at Wyandotte Towers for a couple of months.

“We are hurt right now. We’re hurting,” Hill said.

Kansas City, Kansas, police say 25-year-old Reed is their person of interest in the homicide.
The FBI arrested him on several felonies linked to two other homicides and possibly at least four murders across Missouri.

Police identified him by comparing surveillance video at Wyandotte Towers with a prior booking photo.

“Let this be over fast man. Don’t drag us through no more bro. You already done took something away from us that was so precious,” Hill said.

Because of the way he was murdered, family says they can’t have an open-casket funeral.

“Wish I could have my son back, but I can’t somebody took his life,” Irvin’s mother Bridgette Stevens said.

Hill hopes that Reed is indeed the perpetrator, to give the family some form of closure.

“I pray this is the guy. That we get some type of justice before we go back home,” Hills said.

As the families struggle with their loss, residents say they are grateful to police.

“yeah. ecstatic very glad. I just hope they keep him in,” Wyandotte Tower resident Cathy Turner said.

For many, their sense of security has been restored.

When interviewed by investigators, Reed admitted that he had visited Wyandotte Towers and provided his ID to the security guard. He also admitted to knowing Rau’daja Farrow, who police later found dead at the building.

Reed denies hurting anyone.

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