‘Intentional’ murder charge filed in Pittsburg homicide

Intentional Murder Charge Filed In Pittsburg Homicide
KOAM Image/Photo from Crawford County Sheriff's Office

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Attorneys charge Bri’yon Baker with murder for killing a Pittsburg woman.

On Monday, the Crawford County Prosecutor’s Office filed the following charges against Baker.

  • Murder in the 2nd degree; Intentional
  • Possession of stolen property; Firearm with value less than $25,000

According to court documents, Baker is scheduled for his first appearance in court today and a hearing on December 22, 2021.

Fatal Shooting in Pittsburg

The fatal shooting happened on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Pittsburg police responded to 415 S. Broadway St. Apt. 15 where a woman was on the floor bleeding. The caller said they found the door to the apartment open and saw her.

Police and EMS responded and pronounced the woman dead.

According to the Police Departmentthe victim was 18-year-old Jase Elizabeth Delich.

Authorities say evidence, footage, and interviews pointed to 23-year-old Bri’yon Ezra Baker, of Mount Boswell, Tennessee, as the shooter.

Around midnight, police found Baker walking near 16th and Joplin Streets. They detained him and found a handgun on him. Authorities took him to the police department, questioned him, and arrested him for second-degree murder.

Police believe it was an isolated incident.

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Complaint Document

State of Kansas vs Bri'yon E Baker, Complaint document, Oct. 2021