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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Homicide Investigation in Pittsburg Kansas

MEDIA RELEASE
Homicide Investigation
Released by Lt. Rebekah Lynch
October 16, 2021 - 8:53 PM

On October 16, 2021 at approximately 6:22 p.m., officers with the Pittsburg Police Department were called to 415 S. Broadway St. Apt. 15, for a female subject lying on the floor of the apartment, bleeding. The caller reported finding the door to the apartment open and seeing the female lying on the floor. Police and EMS responded to the scene and the female was pronounced deceased.

This incident is being treated as a homicide investigation. Police believe this is an isolated incident. The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time.

UPDATE MEDIA RELEASE
Homicide Investigation
October 17, 2021 – 4:30 AM
Released by Lt. Rebekah Lynch

Investigation into this homicide has led to the positive identification of the victim as 18- year-old Jase Elizabeth Delich, of Pittsburg. Evidence located at the crime scene indicates Miss Delich was shot with a handgun.

Through review of surveillance footage in the area, combined with witness interviews, investigators were able to quickly identify the shooting suspect as 23-year-old Bri’yon Ezra Baker, of Tennessee. Information gathered indicated Baker was likely on foot in the area with no transportation.

On October 17, 2021 at approximately 12:00 a.m., Baker was located by police walking in the area of 16th Street and Joplin Street and was quickly detained; he was found to be in possession of a handgun. He was brought to the police department for questioning. Baker was subsequently arrested for 2nd Degree Murder and transported to the Crawford County Jail where he is being held in lieu of a $1,000,000 bond.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.