Pittsburg man in jail for killing his father

Woodson, Michael

Mugshot of Michael Woodson (Crawford County Sheriff’s Office)


PITTSBURG, Kan. – Authorities arrest a Pittsburg man after he called 911 and told them he fatally shot his dad.

On Sunday, April 5, 2020, shortly before 10:00 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call from a resident at 1313 West Atkinson in Pittsburg, Kansas.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the caller identified as Michael J. Woodson reported that he had just shot his father.

Officers responded to the home and arrested Woodson. Authorities found David M. Buckley, 53, of Pittsburg, dead inside the house. An autopsy will be performed in Kansas City.

Authorities took Woodson to the Crawford County Jail for first degree murder. They are still investigating.

The Pittsburg Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol, and Crawford County EMS all responded to the scene.