Missouri Man Convicted of Murdering Illinois Officer in 2021

Missouri Man Convicted of Murdering Illinois Officer in 2021

(AP) – A judge has found a Missouri man guilty of first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois officer killed while trying to stop the man from fleeing police.

Caleb Campbell of Florissant was convicted Thursday in a bench trial for the Aug. 4, 2021, death of Brooklyn Officer Brian Pierce Jr.

Madison County Associate Judge Neil Schroeder said Campbell’s actions created a situation where “anything or anyone” in his path “was going to be obliterated” but Campbell “simply did not care.”

The 24-year-old Pierce died while part of a team of officers trying to stop Campbell in Venice, Illinois.

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