One dead and one injured; suspect arrested in Pittsburg shooting
PITTSBURG, Kan. – On Friday, May 13, police responded to the shooting of two female victims in the 100 block of West 23rd Street in Pittsburg.
When officers arrived at the scene, they located 40-year-old victim Stephanie Marie Short, of Pittsburg. Police say Short appeared to suffer from gunshot wounds. According to the police report, officers attempted to save the life of Ms. Short, however, she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers then located 46-year-old victim Velma Marie Cubie, of Kansas City, suffering from gunshot wounds.
EMS transported Cubie to Ascension Via Christi Hospital where she remains in stable condition.
Police say investigations lead to the identification and arrest of suspect James Cornell Hamilton, of Pittsburg.
After questioning, Pittsburg Police Officers transported Hamilton to the Crawford County Jail without bond.
Officers requested the following charges:
- 1st Degree Murder
- 1st Degree Attempted Murder
The Pittsburg Police, KBI, and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate the case.
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