Pittsburg State student fatally shot

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — The death of a college student in southeast Kansas is being investigated as a homicide.

The Joplin Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1yWYLW9 ) an autopsy showed that 20-year-old Taylor C. Thomas died of a single gunshot wound. He was a junior at Pittsburg State University majoring in mechanical engineering technology.

Officers responding to a disturbance call at an off-campus home where Thomas lived found him wounded around 2 a.m. Thursday. He was pronounced dead at Via Christi Hospital.

Pittsburg police said Friday the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, campus police and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department have joined the investigation. No arrests have been made.


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