Suspect Arrest in Connection to Two Victims Murdered in Banning
Michael Carl Camper
BANNING – Following the deadly shooting that took the lives of two local residents, police located and arrested a suspect.
On Sunday, December 6, Banning police received a report of a shooting that occurred at 9 a.m. at a home in the 1400 Block of High Street. The victims’ names have not been released as they are pending notification of family.
Officers located two victims at the scene. Both the victims had been shot and had succumbed to their injuries. Authorities quickly identified 28-year-old Michael Carl Camper as a suspect in the deaths, and police tracked him down just a few hours later.
According to press release from the Banning Police Department, “Camper was later located in a home in the 600 Block of West Christie Street and the location was surrounded by the Patrol Bureau of the Banning Police Department with the assistance of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputies.”
After barricading himself in the residence, Camper had a phone conversation with the police who talked him into giving himself up for arrest. He eventually surrendered to authorities around 12:45 p.m., and was taken to the Banning jail. He was booked on murder charges and is being held on no bail, according to jail records.
A motive for the shooting is being investigated. According to the Banning police department there have been seven people murdered in the city this year.
Anyone with information about the double homicide is asked to call the Banning Police Department at (951) 849-1771.