MEDIA RELEASE – Shooting Incident
Police Department Press Release
November 18, 2022
MEDIA UPDATE – November 19, 2022 – 10:30 AM
Continued follow up investigation into this shooting incident from Thursday night, November 17, 2022, resulted in a suspect being positively identified.
On Saturday morning, November 19, 2022, at approximately 2:40 AM, officers with the Pittsburg Police Department located the suspect, 47-year-old Spencer W. Presley, of Pittsburg, and brought him in for interviewing. Mr. Presley admitted to involvement in the shooting incident and was subsequently placed under arrest for Aggravated Battery and Criminal Possession of a Weapon, both felonies. Mr. Presley was transported to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for booking. A judicial bond amount is still pending.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other crimes, 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.
November 18, 2022
Released by Major Melanie Schaper
PITTSBURG, KANSAS –
On Thursday night, November 17, 2022 at approximately 9:39 PM, officers with the Pittsburg Police Department were dispatched to the 100 block of W. 23rd St., in Pittsburg, for a report of a shooting incident. When officers arrived, they located a 32-year-old male, who was suffering from a gunshot wound, around the area of the Sonic Drive-In. The victim, who was uncooperative with officers, was transported to an area hospital with a non-life threatening injury to an extremity, where he remains in stable condition at this time. During the initial investigation, officers were able to locate a possible person of interest, however the victim remained uncooperative in the investigation.
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.