Authorities on the hunt for John Francis

GALENA - The investigation into the shooting death which occurred on April 26, in Galena, has been upgraded to a Homicide Investigation.

A warrant has been issued through the Cherokee County Kansas District Court for John Fitzgerald Francis for Murder in the First Degree for the shooting death of 29-year-old Kelly Glasgow.

John Francis is a Black Male 5’7, 188 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. Francis goes by the name of “POLO”.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is asked to contact the Galena Police Department at (620) 783-5065. Information can also be submitted anonymously by texting 888777. Just type ‘tip cherokee’ in the message area, followed by whatever information you are able to provide.

At approximately 9:32 p.m. on April 26, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a shooting that occurred at 207 W Empire St. in Galena.

Upon arrival, Galena Police Officers and EMS discovered Glasgow inside the residence with an apparent gunshot wound. She was transported by EMS to Freeman Hospital in Joplin where she later died from her injuries. The body is being transferred to Frontier Forensics in Kansas City where an autopsy will be completed.

The residence was secured by responding officers. The Galena Police Department has requested the assistance of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office and the KBI in processing the scene.

The investigation remains ongoing. As information becomes available updates will be released.