Pittsburg, KS police make arrest in Second-degree murder investigation

Pittsburg, Kansas police on Wednesday made an in a 2nd-degree murder investigation. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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This past Sunday, just after 10 pm, Pittsburg police officers responded to shots fired near the area of George Nettles Elementary School. Two victims reported being followed and then shot at by 41-year-old Elijah Andrew Shead.

The victims told Pittsburg police that Shead followed them on a motorcycle, pulled in front of them at the intersection of Jefferson and Elm, fired three rounds in their direction, Shead then fled on foot. On Tuesday, Pittsburg police located Shead and brought him in for questioning.

Later that day, he was transformed to Crawford County Jail and booked for Second Degree murder. Shead was issued a 50,000-dollar bond but made bail and was released. At the time of his arrest, Shead was on parole with the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Shead was taken into custody yesterday and charged with a parole violation and 2nd-degree murder, among other charges. He was taken into custody without incident. The investigation of this incident is ongoing.


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