Man dead after Sunday morning shooting; family grieving

(WMC-TV) - Harold Kimpel says it's time for the killing to stop.  He's going to do whatever he can to get justice for his son, Matthew.

"This is ridiculous.  This is ridiculous," stated Kimpel.

Kimpel says the shooting death of his 30-year-old son, Matthew Kimpel, is senseless.

"we're in shock and we can't believe this has happened, but it has," said Kimpel.  "No matter what happens now our son is not coming back."

It happened early Sunday morning around 5 o'clock at a home in the 2400 block of Whitney.

When authorities arrived on the scene, they discovered Kimpel had been shot multiple times in the stomach.

"He's my best friend and he died right in front of my eyes," said Robert Maness, a friend of Matthew Kimpel.

Immediately after the shooting, Kimpel was rushed to a nearby fire station.

"I knew right then I was like man he's dying.  He's dead man.  We put him in the car and I said take him to the fire station because I know they have CPR and everything else up there," Maness stated.

Kimpel was then transported to the MED.

According to investigators, Kimpel was at his girlfriend's house when her ex-boyfriend showed up.  Kimpel and the ex-boyfriend were reportedly arguing when the suspect pulled a handgun and shot Kimpel.

"They were there to rob em.  They got back in the front yard and one of them looked like he was going to shoot one of my son's friends.  My son jumped in the middle of it and got shot in the stomach," stated Harold Kimpel.

Now a family grieves, and two small children are left without their father.

"He was a good kid.  He had his problems.  He was trying to straighten himself out.  He had just moved back in with me and his mother and was trying to get his life back in order," said Kimpel.

At this time there is an ongoing investigation, but no charges have been filed so far.

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