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Issue#682 Special Edition: November 22, 2016

 
Chaska Police Department

Media Release                                                     
Date Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Contact: Lt. Rachel Nelson
952-448-4200
Chaska man charged with drive-by shooting
 
Chaska Police Officers have identified Luke Mackenzie Campbell, age 28, of Chaska as a suspect in the drive-by shooting that resulted in a bullet penetrating an occupied residence in Chaska on Saturday, May 28, 2016.  The Carver County Attorney’s Office has charged Luke Campbell with one count of Dangerous Weapons – Drive by Shooting and one count of Dangerous Weapons – Reckless Discharge of a Firearm within a Municipality related to the incident.  Luke Campbell is suspected of shooting a bullet that damaged a utility box at the intersection of Audubon Road and Trumble Street on the same night.  The charges include that incident also.  No one was injured in either incident.
 
On June 17, 2016, Prior Lake Police Department investigated a drive-by shooting for which Luke Campbell was subsequently arrested.  During that investigation, a firearm and ammunition were recovered.  Ballistics tests conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension matched the recovered gun to evidence recovered at the scene in Chaska.  Chaska Police Department and Shakopee Police Department detectives interviewed witnesses who reported that the suspect has a history of shooting his gun while driving his motorcycle and his vehicle, and had been observed to pull his gun and shoot in both cities of Chaska and Shakopee.  Cell phone records contributed to the investigation to show Luke Campbell was in the area during the time of the incident.  
 
No one was injured in the shooting in Chaska.  It was the last of a series of reports of shots fired in the area of Audubon Road between Pioneer Trail and Engler Blvd, which started with a report of another occupied residence struck near the intersection with Weston Ridge Parkway on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. 
 
Luke Campbell remains in custody at Scott County Jail on charges resulting from unrelated investigations in Shakopee and Prior Lake.

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