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Ex-officer charged with killing mom of his kids

Posted at 5:14 AM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-04 05:14:08-05

PORTAGE, Ind. -- A former Hammond and Gary police officer facing financial problems has been charged with the murder of the mother of three of his children.

Portage police arrested 31-year-old Kevin Campbell of Hobart on Thursday and charged him in connection with the slaying of 30-year-old Tiara Thomas of Portage.

An affidavit alleges Campbell shot Thomas on the morning of Nov. 18 before taking their children to school.

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The affidavit says phone records indicated Campbell and Thomas argued over nearly $1,500 in child support that he paid and that creditors were calling him.

The (Munster) Times reports Hammond's police chief fired Campbell last week after investigators identified him as a person of interest in a Portage homicide. He joined the Hammond force in January after more than three years with Gary police.


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