Kansas and Missouri Authorities Investigate Officer Involved Shooting

November 29, 2019 - 10:26 pm
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Authorities in Kansas and Missouri are investigating an officer-involved fatal shooting after a police pursuit in both states.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says that an officer from the Pittsburg Police Department attempted a traffic stop early Friday morning because the license tag was registered to a different vehicle. The driver failed to stop.

When the fleeing vehicle became disabled along the Kansas and Missouri state line, the driver ran out of it with a shotgun into a field.  The officer pursued on foot into Barton County, Missouri, where the shooting occurred.

The driver, identified as 34-year-old Jeremy Pelican of Pittsburg, died at Pittsburg hospital of his injuries. No officers were hurt.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol will lead the investigation that occurred in their jurisdiction.

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