Former Parsons woman killed in Pittsburg

Bri'yon Baker

PITTSBURG — A former Parsons teen was shot and killed in Pittsburg Saturday, Pittsburg police said in a prepared statement.

At 6:22 p.m. Saturday Pittsburg police were called to 415 S. Broadway, Apt. 15, for a woman on the floor of an apartment. The caller reported finding the door to the apartment open and saw the woman on the floor. Responders pronounced the woman, Jase E. Delich, 18, dead at the scene.

Early Sunday, Pittsburg police released more information. Police said Delich was shot by a handgun. A review of surveillance footage in the area and witnesses helped identify the alleged shooter as Bri'yon Ezra Baker, 23, of Tennessee. He was believed to be on foot.

At midnight Saturday, police found Baker walking in the area of 16th Street and Joplin Street. Baker was arrested and police found a handgun in his possession.

Baker was questioned at the Pittsburg police station before being booked in the Crawford County Jail in Girard on suspicion of second degree murder. Bond was set at $1 million.

Delich is a Labette County High School graduate. She formerly lived in Parsons.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information should call Pittsburg police at (620) 231-1700 or the tip line at (620) 231-8477.

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