Armed suspect dies after chase, shooting on Kansas state line

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PITTSBURG, Kan. (KSNT) – An armed suspect died in a shooting with Pittsburg police after a Thursday night car chase on the Kansas state line.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation identified the suspect as Jeremy Pelican, 34, of Pittsburg.

An officer tried to stop a vehicle just before midnight around Quincy and Joplin Street after it failed to yield. The car sped away toward the Kansas-Missouri border, according to Pittsburg police.

The car stopped at the intersection of South 270th Street and East 540th Avenue, and Pelican stepped out with a gun. Police did not specify if he fired shots, but officers shot and injured him.

Pelican was taken to a local hospital, and later died.

The officer involved was not injured, and the case has been turned over to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

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