Details of shots fired in Pittsburg, suspect still wanted after chase
PITTSBURG, Kan. – Authorities release more details of a shooting as they continue searching for a suspect considered armed and dangerous.
The Pittsburg Police Department says last night, June 14, two men shot at pedestrians walking on 10th Street and Michigan. Today, they released more details.
Police got to the scene. They learned a white Chevy Impala had pulled up next to two people who were walking. Witnesses saw the shooting and after the Impala began to flee the area, they started following the vehicle and reported its location to law enforcement.
After the shots, authorities say the pedestrians (an unknown male and female) fled the area on foot. Police have not identified or found the pedestrians. They found no indication that someone was hit by a bullet.
Officers saw the vehicle at 14th and N. Rouse Street. The suspects didn’t stop and initiated a police chase.
That chase ended in Barton County, Missouri around 160th Lane and Southwest Road. Police arrested one suspect, but the other got away. They do not know the identity of the second suspect.
Monday, shortly after 10:00pm, the Barton County Sheriff’s Office released the following to social media.
“**ATTENTION **This evening Deputies assisted Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and Pittsburg Police Department in a pursuit that entered Barton County. The suspect vehicle crashed at the intersection of SW 160th Ln & SW 50th Rd. Two males fled and one was tracked by Cherokee County K9 team and taken in to custody. The second suspect is still at large. He is described as a white male wearing a red shirt and black shorts. If you see someone matching that description walking in the area of Mindenmines, Mo please call 911! Do not approach or try to apprehend this person, he is possibly armed and he is a suspect in a shooting that occurred earlier in the evening in Pittsburg, KS.Barton County Sheriff’s Office417-682-5515″
You can read the full incident release from the Pittsburg Police Department below, or, you can click here.
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