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Man in gun battle with officers evicted from home for failing to pay rent, police say


After being evicted from his grandfather’s house in Davie for not paying rent or taking his medication, Kaazim Campbell pulled out a handgun and shot the tires of cars parked in the driveway five times, according to the police.

He then set off on foot, passing through the mobile home community of City Park West.

When Davie’s agents – who had been called in over domestic disturbances – arrived, they found the 26-year-old walking near the entrance to the City Park West mobile home community. Officers attempted to stop him, but Campbell ran off through an open field, according to a police report.

At one point, Campbell shot the two cops who responded, forcing the cops to retaliate, police said. Campbell was shot several times and was rushed to a nearby hospital for surgery.

Authorities released Campbell’s arrest reports on Thursday – which revealed the details that led to Wednesday night’s shooting between Campbell and police.

Campbell, whose medical condition was unknown, now faces charges including attempted murder. A lawyer has not been registered for him.

The officers involved, who have not been identified, are on administrative leave while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates.

Police say Campbell got into a fight with his grandfather at around 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The argument did not get physical, authorities noted, but the grandfather asked Campbell to leave. When Campbell returned around 5 p.m. the door was locked and he was not allowed in, police said.

The grandfather and his two daughters then left through another door. It was then that Campbell shot the vehicles, police said.

The shooting with the police happened about an hour later in the open fields near the mobile home park.



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