Youtube video shows a fight and pedestrian hit in Pittsburg - KOAM TV 7

Youtube video shows a fight and pedestrian hit in Pittsburg


The incidents took place along South Broadway, a fight broke out eventually unfolding in the street.  A witness recorded the altercation and put the video on youtube. 

"I noticed a fight breaking out so I pulled out my phone they walk out into the street and everyone was saying no no don't go into the street no don't go into the street," said Charles. 

 He caught the fight on camera on Sunday around 2:30 a.m. In the video you can see 3 people fighting in the street.

"The fight went out in the street that's when I decided I was going to go out there and break it up," Colton Gehrke. 

"All of sudden I see a guy fly 7 feet in the air," said Charles. 

Gehrke was hit by the passing vehicle many rushed to his side after he was struck. 

In a police report 32 year old Joshua Gaddy was driving the vehicle, he was arrested at the scene for driving under the influence and booked at Crawford County Jail. 

"Honestly the only thing I can really say is it's an unfortunate situation for both parties," said Gehrke. 
Colton now recovering suffers from numerous injuries. 

"There's possible ligament damage in my left knee, I have a torn fibula in my left leg. I have a broken second metacarpal slash the index finger on my right hand and part of my eye is ripped off," said Gehrke. 
Pittsburg PD are leading the investigation, but university police are also taking a close look at the incidents. 

"You know even though this occurred off campus it's important to us not only for students but  for anyone who's near campus or on campus to be safe, we do everything we can to make sure everyone's safe," said Director of Campus Police Mike MCCracken.
The video posted on Youtube could help investigators. 

"Obviously  a picture is worth a lot to identify people or helping identify people for acutely record," said McCracken. 

Police tells us someone had a gun and discharged the weapon, but no one was hit. Pittsburg police say the investigation is ongoing, and city officials plan to meet with university officials about the incidents. 


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