UPDATE: Victim identified, suspect in custody in Pittsburg homicide

Homicide Investigation
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PITTSBURG, Kan. – Authorities have identified the victim in Saturday evening’s homicide in Pittsburg and say they have the suspect in custody.

The Pittsburg Police Department has identified the victim as 18-year-old Jase Delich, of Pittsburg. Officials say Delich was shot with a handgun.

Police say after reviewing surveillance footage in the area and speaking with witnesses, they identified 23-year-old Bri’yon Baker, of Tennessee as the suspect. Around midnight, Baker was located by police walking in the area of 16th and Joplin. Officials arrested Baker and after searching him, found a handgun.

After questioning Baker, he was arrested for 2nd Degree Murder and is being held at the Crawford County Jail in lieu of a $1,000,000 bond.

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