By Audra Streetman

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (CBS4) – A fundraising effort is underway to help the family of a nursing home employee killed in a shooting last week. Police say Ricardo Medina-Rojas was shot as he walked into work on Wednesday by a resident at the facility.

Okey Payne, 95, faces a murder charge after admitting to police that he killed Medina-Rojas. Payne claimed that staff at the nursing home was stealing money from him, which was investigated and found to be untrue.

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Okey Payne

Okey Payne (credit: Boulder County)

It is still not clear how Payne obtained the gun used in the shooting. Firearms are not allowed in the facility, according to management.

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The GoFundMe page to support the family of Medina-Rojas has already raised several thousand dollars. All of the funds raised will benefit his wife and two daughters.

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Audra Streetman