Monday, December 22, 2014

Cops arrest W. Oak Lane man in drug killing

A West Oak Lane man has been arrested for killing a Juniata Park man Sunday in an apparent drug dispute.

Cops arrest W. Oak Lane man in drug killing

A West Oak Lane man has been arrested for killing a Juniata Park man Sunday in an apparent drug dispute.

Lamar Campfield, 28, of Limekiln Pike near Middleton Street, was charged Monday night with murder, robbery and related offenses for shooting Willie Middlebrook, 35, of Erie Avenue near Dungan Street, on Middlebrook's block multiple times in the head and torso, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman.

Court records show that Campfield has an extensive criminal record that includes past arrests for gun offenses, drugs and fleeing police. He also was charged with murder in October 2006 for shooting at a man in a car, records show. That man wasn't injured, though, and it's unclear why prosecutors, who later withdrew the charges, charged him with murder initially. Tasha Jamerson, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office, couldn't immediately be reached for comment. 

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