What happened to Maurice Hunter Jr?

A NEW documentary is examining the death of Kansas man Maurice Hunter Jr at his trailer park home in 2019.

Maurice was shot dead during the Labor Day weekend, leaving behind a family of four.

What happened to Maurice Hunter Jr?

The beloved dad died after being shot on September 1, 2019.

At 2.10 pm that day, authorities responded to a call of a male being shot.

According to Investigation Discovery’s Real PD Kansas City: Right in the Heart, Maurice, 30, was with his partner at the time.

The dad-of-four was shot at point-blank range in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

When cops arrived, they noticed Maurice's car was missing.

Investigators learnt that the car was seen leaving the trailer park shortly after the shooting and is believed to have been used by the shooter.

According to the show, the 30-year-old had had an argument with his partner at the time, who then went inside the trailer and later heard a gunshot ring out.

When Hunter Jr's partner was brought into questioning, she said her daughter – Alexia Lasha Hendricks – and her daughter's partner were at the scene at the time of the incident.

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Maurice's partner said that Alexia and Maurice had been screaming at each other and that she decided to go indoors.

Moments later, a shot was heard and Maurice's partner said she did not see who did it or what happened.

When the car Alexia used was eventually brought in for an examination, investigators found a silencer located inside.

Alexia's girlfriend Jeimy later told police Alexia told Maurice to leave after getting into an argument with her mother.

She said Alexia had a gun with her that accidentally went off as she was handing it to Maurice.

Alexia eventually turned herself into police and has maintained Hunter Jr's death was an accident.

The 19-year-old claimed that Maurice had grabbed a gun and threatened to kill himself if Alexia's mother left him.

When he finally put it down, Alexia grabbed it and asked him to leave.

When she later give it to him, it went off, the show claims.

Alexia claimed she had never held a gun before, despite social media posts showing otherwise.

Alexia ended up pleading guilty to second-degree murder and now faced nine years behind bars.

Who was Maurice Hunter Jr?

Maurice was born and raised in Kansas City in 1989.

Loved ones described Maurice as an articulate and outgoing individual who loved basketball.

He was a father to two daughters and two sons.

At the time of his death, Maurice had been living with his partner at the Carroll Creek trailer park in Kansas City.

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