Boyfriend Saves Slain Woman’s 4-Year-Old Son by Jumping Off Balcony With Him During Attack

He's being hailed a hero.

The family of Kacey Renee McKinney is hailing her boyfriend as a hero after he saved the life of Kacey’s four-year-old son. Kacey, from California, was fatally shot by the father of her 4-year-old son and her boyfriend at the time was able to grab her son and jump off a second-story balcony with the child in his arms as bullets flew by them. He’s said to have saved the live of the little boy. And Kacey’s family is very grateful.

The family is grieving the loss of their Kacey. And at the same time they are thankful that her 4-year-old son is alive. The details of the crime that took Kacey’s life are heartbreaking and scary.

“Yesterday we lost my beautiful cousin Kacey in an unthinkable way,” Tisa James, a family member wrote on a GoFundMe page that was set up for raising money to help care for Kacey’s son.

“[Kacey Renee McKinney] was one of the kindest, most loyal, loving, and funniest woman you ever met. She was a hard worker and a strong momma for her handsome little boy Dustin. We would like to ask for your help in contributing so we can have a beautiful memorial for her. This is all so sudden and unexpected as we still need to care for her little boy,” the description continues.

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