Police pursuit in Kansas ends in fatal shooting in Missouri
PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — 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 in a news release 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.