[UPDATE] A Final Look at Kevin Campbell

By: Jerry Askin; Dontaye Carter Email
By: Jerry Askin; Dontaye Carter Email

[UPDATE] 4-30 6:11pm

Tears rolled down the faces of nearly everyone who loved 39-year-old Kevin Campbell as the community celebrated his life Saturday.

Campbell died Monday night (4-25) after being tased by Tallahassee Police.

A caller says Campbell was running up and down stairs and into an elderly woman's apartment.

Officers say they tased Campbell because he reacted violently to police on scene.

"In Tallahassee per capital have one of the finest police departments in the United States but it can be even better and sometimes the best of us error and I think that's what happen to my son," says the victim's father Harry Campbell.

His brother couldn't hold back the emotion as they talked about how Campbell also known as K.C. impacted his lives.

"K.C. knew how to encourage,K.C. knew how to love. Ya'll if it's alright I can't do the Eulogy at this time, trying to describe K.C.but I will say we got to learn to love like K.C. loved," says Lloyd Campbell.

One person expressed that love through her music.

And while Campbell is gone, family and friends say he won't be forgotten.

"So I'm going to leave with the words K.C. used to always say. He didn't say goodbye, he'd say I'll see you later," says Elaine Bennett a close friend and co-worker.

A preliminary autopsy shows no signs of significant internal or external trauma that would have resulted in Campbell's death.

Final results are pending toxicology and other tests by the medical examiner.

Tallahassee Police is investigating the case.

[UPDATE] 4-29 Noon -

Funeral services for the man who died after being tased by police are set for April 30Th.

Services for 39-year old Kevin Campbell will be tomorrow at April 30 10 a.m. at Crossing Jordan Church in Valdosta Georgia. Campbell worked at Clipper's Barbershop on Tennessee Street.

Police say he died Monday night when officers responded to a call at the Hickory Hills Apartments. A caller says Campbell was running up and down stairs and into an elderly woman's apartment. Police say they tased Campbell because he reacted violently to officers on scene. TPD is still investigating the case and Campbell's exact cause of death is still undetermined.

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"They call me Sizzle- S-IZ-Z-L-E" said Kevin Campbell nearly two weeks prior to his death.

A rare interview with Kevin Campbell at Clipper's Barbershop spoke volumes about his love for the job...

"Enjoy a nice experience from the people that get it down and cut above the rest." Campbell said with a smile.

Now videos like this are all his family and friends have on his memory.

Campbell died Monday night when officers responded to a call at the Hickory Hills Apartments.

A caller says Campbell was running up and down stairs and into an elderly woman's apartment. Police say they tased Campbell because he reacted violently to officers on scene.

"That's something that could have been avoided. If anything they could have handled that situation a whole lot differently." says Dedrick Stewart, Campbell's coworker at Clipper's.

39-year-old Campbell had been a barber for more than 20 years...his friends and coworkers say he didn't deserve to lose his life like this.

Witnesses on scene say Campbell was yelling to police- saying that he was not resisting arrest - and to please give him some water.

Campbell's Best Friend, Joey Jones says, "First thing they should have done was find out what was wrong with him, instead of trying to handle the man in all kind of ways."

Meanwhile, Leon Camel another co-worker says, "It was tough, it's not like it's just a barber or someone you just work with. It was more like a friendship that we built for while he was here."

"It's pretty somber around here, everyone's trying to pull together and keep each other high spirited for the event that happened."
high spirits in honor of a man they say would want nothing else.


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