SHAKOPEE, Minn. - A man already blamed for a road rage shooting in Prior Lake is now charged in connection with the shooting of a Metro Mobility bus and a passenger inside.
On March 7 Shakopee Police responded to a call reporting that a 45-year-old Metro Mobility passenger had been wounded by a bullet that had pierced the side of the bus he was riding in. Investigators followed leads, but did not get a break in the case until June 17, when they were called to help Prior Lake Police work the case of a road rage shooting that had taken place in that community. A man on a motorcycle had fired on a vehicle near the Mystic Lake golf course. The shooter had jumped off his motorcycle and run into a swamp. A manhunt ended with the arrest of 28-year-old Luke MacKenzie Campbell of Chaska.
While investigating the Prior Lake case detectives got a tip that Cambell was also the triggerman in the Metro Mobility incident. Witnesses told investigators that Campbell had a history of shooting his gun at things while riding his motorcycle or driving his vehicle, and that he had been seen firing the weapon from the Highway 169 bridge multiple times.
Multiple witnesses told police that Campbell had fired the gun March 7, and surveillance tape from the area of the Metro Mobility shooting captured a vehicle that resembled Campbell's in the vicinity, and cell phone records also hit him near the shooting.
Campbell has now been charged with first degree assault, second degree assault/drive-by shooting, and possession of a firearm by a person convicted for a crime of violence.