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Homicide Investigation

Police Department Press Release

August 24, 2023

MEDIA RELEASE
Homicide Investigation

August 20, 2023
Released by Maj. B. Henderson

PITTSBURG, KANSAS –
On Sunday morning, August 20, 2023, at approximately 1:15 AM, law enforcement officers from the Pittsburg Police Department, along with first responder units from Pittsburg Fire Department and Crawford County EMS, were dispatched to 202 N. Locust St., in Pittsburg, in reference to a report of a shooting incident. Upon arrival, units found that an adult male had been shot outside of a local bar, and had subsequently died as a result of his injuries.

The identity of the victim will be released after next of kin have been notified.

This incident is currently under investigation at this time, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting. Investigators believe this to be an isolated incident, and believe it may have stemmed from an argument.

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

 

***UPDATE***


MEDIA RELEASE

Homicide Investigation

MEDIA UPDATE August 20, 2023, at 6:30 PM

On Sunday morning, August 20, 2023, law enforcement officers were dispatched to 202 N. Locust St., in Pittsburg, in reference to a shooting incident, in which an adult male was found to have been shot, and subsequently died as a result of his injuries.
The victim, who was identified as 36yearold Justin E. Krogen, of Pittsburg, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Mr. Krogens body was sent to Kansas City for an autopsy.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 2311700, or at our automated tip line, (620) 231TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.
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