DAVIE, Fla. – Authorities have identified a man involved in a police-involved shooting Wednesday inside a Davie neighborhood as 26-year-old Kaazim Campbell.
Campbell faces charges of carrying a concealed firearm, discharging a firearm in public and improper exhibition of a firearm.
According to his arrest report, Campbell lives at the Park City West retirement community with his grandparents.
Police said the grandfather asked Campbell to leave their home after they got into an argument about Campbell failing to pay any rent and not taking his prescribed medication for his bipolar/schizophrenia disorder.
Authorities said Campbell returned home around 5 p.m. but his grandfather had locked him out and told him he was not welcome.
According to his arrest report, Campbell then sat down on a chair underneath the carport and stayed there for several minutes until his grandfather and two other relatives exited the home.
Police said one of the relatives recorded Campbell on her cellphone as he was still extremely angry with his grandfather regarding their earlier argument.
While the group was standing in the carport, Campbell reached into his backpack, pulled out a handgun and fired five rounds into the tires of two of his relatives’ vehicles that were parked in the driveway, authorities said.
“I literally was in my house and I heard a round of firing going off,” a witness said. “We weren’t sure if it was firecrackers, fireworks, or bullets. Next thing we know, my neighbor, actually, got a ricochet from one of the bullets.”
According to the arrest report, Campbell ran away from responding officers while holding two guns. Police said he eventually turned around and fired at the officers.
The two officers returned fire, striking Campbell multiple times.
Police said Campbell was taken to Broward Health Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. As of Thursday afternoon, Campbell was still hospitalized.
No officers were injured.
Thursday morning, officers lined the road, blocked off the gate, and searched the area for evidence. “I was going to get in my car and investigate, but I was told that they wouldn’t even let you get near it last night,” a local resident said.
“There was a bunch of cop cars,” another resident said. “Everybody, we couldn’t get in for three to four hours.”
Investigators recovered two guns from the scene.
The two officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid leave, pending the outcome of the investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.