Kansas shooting rampage victims include 'loving, kind' dad

AP News
Posted: Feb 26, 2016 10:01 PM

HESSTON, Kan. (AP) — 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 (http://bit.ly/1Qm2Y9D ) 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.