Po­lice eye Venice car wash for gun in case

Belleville News-Democrat (Sunday) - - Local - BY BETH HUNDSDORFER bhunds­dor­[email protected]

Mo­ments af­ter he fired the shots that killed an­other man, a wit­ness said that Kevin “Goose” Camp­bell said, “We gotta shut this ... down” and watched him go into a car wash, put the gun in­side, then get into an SUV and leave.

Illi­nois State Po­lice Trooper Scott Wobbe asked Madi­son County As­so­ciate Judge Neil Schroeder for an or­der al­low­ing him to search the car wash in Venice for the mur­der weapon.

Camp­bell is ac­cused of shoot­ing Wil­liams seven times be­fore flee­ing, ac­cord­ing to charges filed on Oct. 9. He is charged with two counts of first­de­gree mur­der, pun­ish­able by up to 60 years in pri­son. He was also charged with un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of a weapon by a felon.

A wit­ness told po­lice they watched as Camp­bell shot Wil­liams in the back and the front, hit­ting the man mul­ti­ple times, af­ter a fist­fight in a nearby park­ing lot. Wil­liams was pro­nounced dead at Gate­way Re­gional Hos­pi­tal in Gran­ite City.

The de­tails of the case are con­tained in an af­fi­davit for the search war­rant, filed in Madi­son County Cir­cuit Court. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the wit­ness told Wobbe:

Camp­bell worked at the Wil­liams Auto Body, wash­ing cars.

There was a large fight in the park­ing lot near the car wash on Oct. 6 around mid­night, in­volv­ing a per­son iden­ti­fied only as “Lance” who was be­ing punched in the face. Ty­rone Wil­liams ran into the fight, try­ing to help his cousin “Lance.”

Af­ter the fight broke up, Camp­bell was wash­ing cars with a man named “Spank” when he spot­ted Wil­liams and said, “There’s that dude.” Camp­bell went into the car wash bay and got a black hand­gun with an ex­tended mag­a­zine, then shot Wil­liams first in the back then in the front.

Af­ter the shoot­ing, Camp­bell left went into the car wash with Spank, closed the bay doors and left in a white GMC En­voy. The wit­ness did not see Camp­bell with a gun when he left, the af­fi­davit stated.

Sur­veil­lance video was taken from the car wash.

Camp­bell’s mur­der case is set for trial on Nov. 26

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