Occupants of two vehicles exchanged gunfire Monday night near 23rd and Corning and police are seeking the public’s help in solving the crime.

Police were dispatched at 7:19 p.m. Monday to 23rd and Corning for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, witnesses said there were two vehicles involved, a black sport utility vehicle and a tan SUV. Witnesses gave officers the vehicle descriptions and general direction of travel. 

Witnesses and evidence show that 21 shots were fired in the exchange. There were no reports of any injuries from suspects, victims or witnesses in the area. There were no reports of damage to surrounding houses. 

Police determined that Treeman Wesley, 38, of Parsons was driving the black SUV. Wesley abandoned the SUV at the Stockyards Travel Plaza, where police located and seized the vehicle. Wesley initially drove away and was picked up by a third party and taken to Pittsburg. He has since been in contact with law enforcement. 

Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks says “this is a case that needs a citizen or citizens to step up and come forward with information. We have a very vocal community and we need participation to see this case to the end. Making a community safe requires all of the citizens to do their part.”

This continues to be an ongoing investigation and citizens are encouraged to “see it, hear it, report it.”

If anyone has any information on this incident or any other criminal activity, please contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060 or call the tip line at 421-7057 or email tips@parsonspd.com.

Recommended for you