Man faces charges of firing a weapon at fleeing individuals, then arrested for violating parole

Pittsburg Police state Elijah Andrew Shead, 41, was riding a motorcycle and fired a weapon towards a fleeing vehicle
Elijah Shead, 41, mugshot courtesy Crawford County Sheriff's office.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Police officers in Pittsburg arrested a motorcyclist after he allegedly chased a car down and fired multiple gunshots at the occupants.

On Sunday police dispatch sent officers to the area of George Nettles Elementary School to investigate a reported shooting.

While on the scene, police learned that a man driving a motorcycle pursued two victims in a car.

According to the police report, Elijah Andrew Shead, 41, began following the victims in the 300 block of East Centennial Drive. The victims reported that Shead chased them, eventually pulling up to the side of their vehicle at the intersection of Jefferson and Elm.

Police say Shead then got off his motorcycle and fired three rounds at the victims before fleeing the area. The police report says the victims drove away until their car became undrivable near the area of George Nettles Elementary School.

Shead was not located until Tuesday and he was detained by deputies who transported him to the Crawford County Jail and booked him for the following:

  • Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
  • Criminal Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • Criminal Discharge of a Firearm
  • Felony Criminal Damage to Property

Records show Shead bonded out of jail on Tuesday evening, however, the Kansas Department of Corrections issued an arrest and detain order for Shead due to his parole violations.

Crawford County deputies later took Shead into custody without incident on Wednesday. Police say Shead is now being held without bond.

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