Rap video leads investigators to Pontiac shooting suspect
PONTIAC, Michigan (FOX 2) – Rap video helped police find Tylique Campbell, a Pontiac man suspected of being involved in multiple shootings. He is now wanted on a federal firearms charge after a shooting near the Elam Brothers restaurant in September.
“I was over there… cooking and all I heard was (seven shots),” Roy Gill said.
Gill works at the restaurant on Sanford Street and E. Willis in Pontiac. Several shots hit his truck
“The next thing I know, I see my shattered rear window and the passenger side shattered,” he said. “I had to get it fixed, it was $ 800.”
Another employee’s vehicle was also riddled with bullets.
“I could still see them, they were shooting at each other,” said Gill. “One dropped his bag and another kept shooting himself.”
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said Campbell and several of his associates were involved in a number of shootings in Pontiac dating back to January.
The rap video featuring Campbell was uploaded to YouTube around the same time as the September shooting.
Investigators say there are extended guns and magazines they found at the scene of the shooting. The guns were even in a backpack surprisingly similar to the one seen in the video.
The men were taken into custody and then released. The Sheriff’s Office is still working with the Oakland County District Attorney to secure charges against the men involved.
The ATF managed to secure a federal warrant against Campbell on Thursday, for being a felon in possession of a handgun.
Campbell is currently on probation for issuing bomb threats.
In addition to the vehicles, one of the men was shot in the foot. A bullet also hit a nearby house, but no one inside was injured.
“It was scary but like a movie,” Gill said. “But like I said, it’s crazy, but we have to pray for the city, pray for the young people and pray for the people we get along with. Because we can’t do that. We can’t do that. keep hurting each other. “
The sheriff’s office and authorities are actively looking for Campbell. they ask anyone with information about his whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. There is a $ 1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.