Posted earlier this afternoon, the TV station is continuing to update the story as information comes in.
Two officers shot in Lewisburg, WV; searching for red pick up
Posted: Jan 01, 2015 4:18 PM CST Updated: Jan 01, 2015 5:54 PM CST
Two Lewisburg, West Virginia police officers were shot and taken to the hospital for treatment. According to dispatchers in Greenbrier County, both officers have non-life threatening wounds.
One man is in custody and was also taken to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. His condition isn’t known.
I-64 westbound is shutdown at the moment and an estimated time to reopen hasn’t been given.
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Metro 911 dispatchers in Kanawha County, WV confirm that a BOLO ( Be On The Look Out For) alert has been issued for a red pickup truck involved in the shooting of two officers in Lewisburg, WV.
The shooting happened after 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 1, 2015.
Metro 911 dispatchers say the red pickup truck has North Carolina tags. The truck also has a white tarp covering something up in the back.
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A second suspect is now in police custody following a police officer shooting Thursday afternoon, January 1.
One suspect was already taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries.
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The officers involved in the shooting in Lewisburg are currently in surgery. Police tell us two suspects are in custody right now. Investigators are currently combing the woods looking for a possible third suspect. Interstate 64 will remain closed while that search goes on. That section of highway is considered a crime scene.
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Police say they will hold a press conference Friday morning at 8 a.m.
It is absolutely insane what’s going on in this country. Innocent people are being shot simply because they wear a badge. Where and how does this end?
Updated Jan 2, 2014
The authorities have released the names of the perps and they’ve found the red pick-up. In the bed of the truck were 2 dead bodies, believed to be the couple that was murdered in Oak Hill.
We now know the names of the suspects involved in a police shooting in Lewisburg.
According to Lt. Michael Baylous with the West Virginia State Police, Eric Campbell, 21 and Edward Campbell, 54, both from Texas, NC have been taken into custody.
Both men were arrested on Thursday following a traffic stop on Interstate 64. According to Baylous, when officers pulled over a Chevrolet SUV with stolen tag a red Chevrolet truck pulled over as well.
“As the officers were conducting the traffic stop, the driver of the red truck pulled a handgun and shot at both officers. Both officers were wounded. One of the officers was able to respond to the threat with his department issued firearm, resulting in the suspect being wounded in the leg. The driver of the white SUV left the scene,” says Baylous. “The shooting suspect went over the hillside and was eventually taken into custody by the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department. The other suspect drove behind a guardrail on the interstate and hid for a short amount of time. Eventually, he walked up to the Interstate and turned himself into law enforcement without incident.”
The men claim to be father and son. Investigators say Edward Campbell is the shooter.
During the search of the Chevrolet truck, officers found the bodies of two people underneath a mattress in the bed of the truck.
According to NBC affiliate WNCN in Raleigh, NC, authorities in Texas, NC and WV State Police are looking at whether the deaths of a Granville County couple are the bodies that were found in the back of a pickup truck driven by a man who allegedly shot two Lewisburg police officers on Thursday.
The station says, “Granville County Sheriff Brindell B. Wilkins Jr. said Jerome Faulkner, 73, and his wife Dora, 62, were at their home near Oak Hill when two men entered around 7 a.m. The men reportedly set the couples house on fire and then stole their red Chevy pick up truck.”
These aren’t human beings – they’re monsters.