10-year-old boy answers knock on door, then witnesses his mother’s murder

Posted at 10:09 AM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 12:09:35-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  - Police are looking for the man who shot and killed a 31-year-old mother after her 10-year-old son answered the door Wednesday night.

Aunt Rachel Johnson tells WDAF the gunshots that killed La Shonda Myers were so loud that the 10-year-old boy is still having trouble hearing.

La Shonda and her son were home alone when they received an unexpected visitor. Her sister says the boy answered the door and a man asked if he could speak to somebody, so he went to get his mother.

"His mama came around the corner, and the next thing you know, he said he seen him just pull out and pow, pow. I don't understand. I really don't," said Mynesha Myers, La Shonda's sister.

Myers' son called 911 but couldn't do anything else to help his mom, according to her sister. He called for help and waited. His mother died at the door of her home.

"I was just at a loss. I felt empty I felt breathless, cause this young lady takes care of her kids. She is not out here in the streets doing anything to make anyone want to do something like this to her, so I just don't understand,' said Johnson. "She really didn't do anything. She was what they call a square. You know she is not out there partying. She goes to work, takes care of her kids."

La Shonda graduated from Northeast High School and went into the Job Corps where she studied culinary arts.  After that, Myers became a pharmacy tech and worked as a CNA at Myers Nursing and Convalescent Center in Kansas City.

"She was always proud of herself. Loved to take little pictures of her little diplomas, take pictures with her kids with her little cap and gown," Mynesha said.