A 55-year-old woman has been charged in the Thursday shooting death of her husband.
Billie B. Campbell was charged Saturday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action after Thursday night's fatal shooting of 60-year-old Eldon Campbell Jr.
Thursday night, Campbell was shot outside Campbell Fire Protection. Deputies said the accused shooter drove off and wound up crashing into a telephone pole near 299th Street and Kircher Road.
Cass County deputies executed a search warrant at Campbell Fire Protection south of Harrisonville Friday afternoon. Campbell's family members were there watching.
Campbell's estranged son, Eldon Campbell III, talked to KCTV5 via phone from Iowa on Friday. He emailed the newsroom seeking answers about his father's death. He says his main concern is his half-sister, who he hasn't seen in years.
"I always wanted to get to know her, and I want to make sure she's OK," he said. "She is my sister. It would be kind of nice to get to know her and tell her I'm sorry."
According to court records, the Cass County Sheriff's office denied the victim a gun permit in July 2009 but then gave him one three months later, per a judge's order. In April of this year, Campbell's wife, Billie, filed for divorce.
Later that month, both Billie and Campbell were given protective orders against each other.
Late Friday afternoon, multiple investigators and Cass County deputies turned up at the Campbell home. Some of Campbell's relatives were also present. No one spoke to KCTV5.
Billie Campbell was taken into custody after being released from a metro area hospital Saturday afternoon. She is currently in custody at the Cass County Jail on a $1 million cash-only bond.
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