Texas County Sheriff James Sigman said Thursday morning he believes shooting suspect Daniel Campbell may still be in the area.
Authorities continue to search for Campbell, 39, after he allegedly killed a man and critically wounded another Tuesday night on Boiling Springs Road southwest of Licking. Billy Dale Bishop II, 38, died at the scene while William T. Dumboski, 55, was airlifted to a hospital.
Sigman said Campbell is considered armed and dangerous. He asked the public to be on the lookout for Campbell and the 1997 Ford Ranger pickup he stole and fled in Tuesday night. The vehicle’s license plate number is 6UX 841. The truck is black with a green grille and front bumper.
Anyone who sees Campbell, the pickup or something suspicious should call the sheriff’s office at 417-967-4165 or the nearest law enforcement agency. Sigman said the public should not approach Campbell.
Sigman made the first connection Thursday morning between the suspect and the victims. He said the home where the men were shot – at 15152 Boiling Springs Road – belonged to Dumboski. Campbell’s parents lived next door. Sigman said Daniel Campbell would “stay there periodically.”
Authorities said witnesses identified Campbell as the shooter. They said he appeared out of the darkness with weapons in each hand as he made “several unusual remarks.” He then allegedly shot Dumboski and fired again while he was on the ground. He also fired one shot at Bishop, striking him on the left side of the head. He also shot him once on the ground.
Campbell allegedly also placed a pistol underneath the chin of one of the witnesses for several seconds.
The Ford Ranger that Campbell stole belonged to Bishop, authorities said.
The sheriff’s department and Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday.