A Missouri man was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois police officer who tried to stop the man from fleeing police and was sentenced to life in prison and 13 years in prison.
Caleb Campbell, 24, of Florissant, Missouri, was found guilty last month at a bench trial in the August 4, 2021 death of Brooklyn Officer Brian Pierce Jr.
Pierce, also 24, was part of the police team that tried to stop Campbell. Campbell allegedly crashed into Pierce while driving Spike his strip on the McKinley Bridge in Venice, Illinois, which connects the two states.
Campbell was taken into custody days after the incident, claiming he had been carjacked in the parking lot of a Brooklyn nightclub. His car was later found abandoned on the Missouri side of the bridge.
Prosecutors said Campbell had a handgun in his car and had a valid Missouri arrest warrant.
“The loss felt by Officer Pierce’s family and loved ones is unimaginable,” said Madison County State Attorney Thomas Hain. there is no.”
Judge Neil Schroeder’s sentence was life imprisonment for first degree murder, 10 years for failure to report an accident resulting in injury or death, and 3 years for failure to stop after an accident resulting in injury or death. there were. WSIL-TV report.