MEDIA RELEASE – Shooting Investigation

City Press Releases, Police Department Press Release

August 5, 2020

UPDATED: August 6, 2020, 4:20 pm

Released by Lt. B. Henderson – August 6, 2020

PITTSBURG, KANSAS – The decedent in this incident has been identified as 58-year-old Mark L. Owens, of Pittsburg. At the time of this incident, Mr. Owens was staying in a makeshift recreational vehicle at the Four Oaks RV Park, located at 721 W. 20th St. in Pittsburg.

Mr. Owens appeared to have suffered a single gunshot wound, and yesterday afternoon his body was sent to the pathologist’s office in Kansas City for autopsy.

Investigators are continuing to follow up on information regarding this incident.

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.

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Released by Major Tim Tompkins – August 5, 2020

PITTSBURG, KANSAS – On Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at approximately 6:36 a.m., officers from the Pittsburg Police Department, along with Pittsburg Fire and Crawford County EMS were called to the Pittsburg Park and Recreation RV Park, located at 721 W. 20th Street in Pittsburg in reference to an unresponsive man. As Officers arrived on scene, they discovered a male subject who appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound. The subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The area was secured and members of the Criminal Investigations Division responded. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unknown at this point, and the investigation is currently underway. The body will be sent for autopsy.

The investigation into this incident is continuing. 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.

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