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Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting near Pittsburg

A suspect was killed after an officer-involved shooting Thanksgiving night. Read the full press release below:

On Thursday night, November 28, 2019, at approximately 11:50 PM, a law enforcement officer with the Pittsburg Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Quincy and Joplin Streets, in Pittsburg. The vehicle failed to yield and began to flee from the officer, heading east into the county on Quincy to the Kansas-Missouri border at S. 270th St., and came to a stop south of the intersection at S. 270th St. and E. 540th Ave.

After the vehicle came to a stop, the driver exited the vehicle with a long gun and shots were fired, during which the suspect received an apparent gunshot wound. The officer was uninjured.

The suspect was transported to Ascension Via Christi Hospital, in Pittsburg, and was later pronounced deceased.

The investigation into this incident has been turned over to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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