Armed suspect dies after chase, shooting on Kansas state line

Kansas
Handgun Pistol Shooting Generic_1545056184941.jpg.jpg

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.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories