HESSTON, Kan. – A 31-year-old man killed during a shooting rampage at a Kansas factory is being remembered as an engaged car lover, avid fisherman and a devoted father.
Josh Higbee was killed Thursday at the Excel Industries plant in Hesston, where he was a welder. The gunman also killed two other employees before he was killed by police.
Higbee’s sister-in-law, LaShonda Hinson, tells the Wichita Eagle Higbee “was taught to be a very loving, kind man,” and that he adored his 4-year-old son.
His brother, Nathaniel Hinson, said Higbee was always known as a “Mr. Fix-It.” The newspaper says Higbee was adopted into the Hinson family at age 2.
The others killed were 44-year-old Brian Sadowsky, of Newton, and 30-year-old Renee Benjamin, whose hometown was unavailable.