Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Information, Not Fully Confirmed, Is Coming Loose About Geray C. Campbell, Victim Of The 37th And Girard "Blood In The Street" Murder...

Facebook photos, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and
Criticism, and public safety exception to copyright, blog post by
John Hoff

With the publication of the victim's name, information is finally coming loose about Friday night's fatal shooting at 37th and Girard. One Northsider took pictures and shared on his photos on the popular North Vent Facebook forum, complaining that blood was still in the street and the photographer had personally witnessed three children walk by the graphic scene.

This kind of thing wouldn't happen in other neighborhoods, complained this Facebook reporter. The authorities would have the scene cleaned up. They wouldn't just leave a gory mess.

Word came later the street was plowed but, well...

Anyway, moving on to what I can unearth about the victim of this shooting. His name, according to the Star Tribune, was Geray C. Campbell, age 35, of St. Paul.

This information appears to match with a guy named Geray Christian Campbell, born 4/16/78, who has an impressive criminal rap sheet.

HOWEVER, though the age and name is the same, there's no St. Paul connection. That is troubling and makes me wonder if this is the same Geray C. Campbell, age 35.

Having expressed those doubts and a feeling that I have only confirmed to 89 percent certainty, here is what I was able to dig up, starting with a rap sheet...

Keep in mind not all of these charges may represent actual convictions.

27-CR-02-010420 CAMPBELL, GERAY CHRISTIAN 04/16/1978 02/07/2002 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed LOITER W/INT

27-CR-04-038275 CAMPBELL, GERAY CHRISTIAN 04/16/1978 06/14/2004 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Southdale Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed ASSAULT 5TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC)


27-CR-06-057682 CAMPBELL, GERAY CHRISTIAN 04/16/1978 08/23/2006 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Brookdale Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed DISORDERLY CONDUCT THEFT

19-T4-07-033748 3 433663 CAMPBELL, GERAY CHRISTIAN 04/16/1978 08/29/2007 - Dakota-West St. Paul Non- Traffic Misdemeanor Under Court Jurisdiction Theft-Take/Use/Transfer Movable Prop-No Consent

66-CR-09-3632 NO09000992 CAMPBELL, GERAY CHRISTIAN 04/16/1978 10/30/2009 Rice Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Ord-City Trespass Not applicable - GOC

66-CR-09-4133 CAMPBELL, GERAY CHRISTIAN 04/16/1978 12/21/2009 Rice Long, Christine Anne Crim/Traf Mandatory Reopened Assault-2nd Degree-Dangerous Weapon Not applicable - GOC Terroristic Threats-Reckless Disregard Risk Not applicable - GOC Obstruct Legal Process-Interfere w/Peace Officer Not applicable - GOC Disorderly Conduct-Offensive/Abusive/Noisy/Obscene Not applicable - GOC

66-CR-10-1730 CAMPBELL, GERAY CHRISTIAN 04/16/1978 06/09/2010 Rice Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Traffic Regulation - Driver Fails to Yield Right of Way to Emergency Vehicle Traffic - DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol Traffic - DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Concentration 0.08 Within 2 Hours Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Revocation

66-CR-10-1961 VJ 03756 VJ 03756 VJ 03756 CAMPBELL, GERAY CHRISTIAN 04/16/1978 06/30/2010 Rice Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Traffic - DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol Not applicable - GOC Traffic - DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Concentration 0.08 Within 2 Hours Not applicable - GOC Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Suspension Drugs - Possess/Sale Small Amount of Marijuana - No Remuneration Not applicable - GOC

66-CR-11-3402 CAMPBELL, GERAY CHRISTIAN 04/16/1978 12/15/2011 Rice Long, Christine Anne Crim/Traf Mandatory Reopened Domestic Assault-GM-Subsequent Violation Not applicable - GOC 27-CR-13-13802 271113000601 CAMPBELL, GERAY CHRISTIAAN 04/16/1978 05/02/2013 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Public urination prohibited. It is unlawful to urinate or defecate on any public street, alley, side

That last charge I checked, just for the heck of it, to see if he was convicted.

Yup, he was convicted. Ironic how the last thing this guy did was leave bodily fluids in the street, because right now that's what people in North Minneapolis are talking about.

Ewww. All those bodily fluids. LEFT IN THE STREET.

The Star Tribune said Campbell was a resident of St. Paul. However, the criminal record shows his residence as New Hope, Minnesota. He has also been a resident of Minneapolis in the 55440 zip code.

Campbell has also been involved in a handful of civil cases, as follows:

66-CO-10-267 Stephanie Campbell-Ward, Geray Campbell vs Doreen Schmitz, Paul Schmitz 09/07/2010 Rice Conciliation Closed

66-CO-12-114 LAVERN J RIPPLEY vs Stephanie Campbell, Geray Campbell, Stephanie Kemp 03/16/2012 Rice Conciliation Closed 66-CV-12-1018 LAVERN J RIPPLEY vs Geray Campbell, Stephanie Campbell, Stephanie Kemp 04/09/2012 Rice Eviction (UD) Closed

66-CV-12-2036 Innovative Judgment Recovery Assignee of LAVERN J RIPPLEY vs Geray Campbell, Stephanie Campbell, Stephanie Kemp 07/18/2012 Rice Transcript Judgment Closed

27-FA-12-5569 In re the Marriage of Geray Christiaan Campbell vs Stephanie Alicia Campbell-Ward 07/24/2012 - Hennepin Family Madden, Mary E. Dissolution without Child Closed 27-FA-13-574 In re the Marriage of Geray Christiaan Campbell vs Stephanie Alicia Campbell-Ward 01/25/2013 - Hennepin Family Mulrooney, Timothy T. Dissolution without Child Closed

These are confusing, because it's clearly the same Geray Christian Campbell (the birthday is the same when I examine the docket) but four of the cases took place in Rice County.

The connection to Rice county is a woman named Stephanie Campbell-Ward, who divorced Geray in July of 2012. Both parties represented themselves pro se in the divorce, which took place in Hennepin County. The record shows it took two tries to make the divorce happen and it didn't finally happen until May of this year.

There is also a guy named Geray C. Campbell was survived a shooting in Chicago in August of this year, click here for article. HOWEVER, a press release about the same incident states Geray Campbell was 34 years old. Well, with a birthday in April, if it's the same Geray Campbell as the rap sheet he should be 35, not 34.

I was also emailed a photo, purportedly of Geray, which my source (known to me and assumed reliable) said came off the Facebook page of a cousin performing an "RIP" tribute.

Until I can get more information of better quality...

This is what I know for now.

As far as mere rumors...

Rumor is Garay is from Chicago. People in the neighborhood are assuming this was a beef of some kind, not a robbery. We are also waiting for the Star Tribune to write an article mentioning how this guy was "just starting to get his life together." 


Anonymous said...

Good old John Hoff you talk a lot of shit A man pissing in public is not the end of the world however a man's brain and blood is if u don't have anything good to say shut the fuck up cause someday tbat can be you innasote people are getting killed a lot and for what it's a sad deal

Johnny Northside! said...

"Innasote people are getting killed?"

Amazing. You literally can't SPELL the word "innocent."

Anonymous said...

You're a true master of the language, John, for extrapolating 'innocent' from 'innasote'. I'd have been all like "wha da?" and rejected the comment.

Anonymous said...


"NORTHFIELD — A Northfield man has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon after police say he threatened and assaulted patrons and employees at two downtown bars on Sunday.Geray Christian Campbell, 31, was charged Monday with second degree assault with a dangerous weapon, issuing terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and obstructing a legal process.Police allege that Campbell threatened a bartender at the Northfield VFW Sunday night, then proceeded down the block to the Rueb ‘n’ Stein, where he waved a three-inch-long knife at two men standing outside the bar. "


"A Northfield man is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and making terroristic threats—both felonies. According to the Rice County criminal complaint, on Sunday, December 20th, Geray Campbell was asked by the bartender at the Northfield VFW to leave after Campbell was acting unruly. Campbell left, but later returned with his girlfriend. When asked to leave again, Campbell said he was coming back to “take care of all of you.” Campbell then went outside and crossed the street, where he’s alleged to have threatened passers-by with a knife. "

Anonymous said...

He was a friend brother, son, father cousin, uncle, and mostly a human being. You can't always get the truth about a person from a piece of paper just a glimpse of ones troubled challenges in life we all face,some just don't get caught but all have sinned and fall short of Gods glory. R.I.P Geray loved always and I will honor your life.

Anonymous said...

The police and city literally do not care what happens in North, nor about its residents. Blood in the fucking street the next day?

Johnny Northside! said...


It's commenters like you who make this blog more than my personal endeavor, but a collective effort. Thanks a ton.

Anonymous said...

Characterizing a victim as a cousin, son, father, human being actually is pretty meaningless if the quality of those relationships in life was nothing more than a default status. I'm not saying that is true for this particular individual, but it's often the lament posted after the deaths of people whose demeanor and character towards complete strangers is complete shit, as evidenced by lengthy rap sheets detailing violent and degenerate behavior. I find it hard to believe those kinds of people treat their families any better. In other words, the random-listing-of-familial-relations to humanize a person who could have easily committed a similar atrocity himself is getting as old and pointless as the 'smh don't judge' crap.

Having said that, the individual(s) responsible for gunning this man down in the snowy street need to be brought to justice.

Anonymous said...

google helps sorts out the innasote people from the rest of us being robbed and threatened.

Anonymous said...

Case No. 66-CR-11-1999
State of Minnesota vs Stephanie Alicia Campbell Norris
Case Type: Crim/Traf Mandatory
Date Filed: 07/26/2011
Location: Rice
Defendant Active Warrant
Campbell Norris, Stephanie Alicia Now Known As Campbell-Ward, Stephanie Alicia Female DOB: 07/15/1988


"Northfield woman uses a doorknob to assault partner, both charged

A Northfield couple are both arrested for domestic abuse. 23 year old Stephanie Alicia Campbell-Ward and 33 year old Geray Christian Campbell have both been charged with one felony each in a mutual assault on each other. According to the complaint, Campbell-Ward beat Campbell with a metal doorknob inside a sock. They both received medical attention for their injuries. She is facing 2nd degree assault charges with a dangerous weapon and a misdemeanor. Campbell has been convicted before of assault and terroristic threats. He’s facing felony assault. Sentences range from 5 to 7 years in prison."


"Rice County Most Wanted - Help the Police Find this Person

Community policing is an effective way to keep the community safe. The Rice County Sheriff Department is asking for your help in finding Rice County’s Most Wanted. If you know the whereabouts of any of these people, please do not approach them, call 911.

Rice County 24 – Hour Crime Solvers Tipline....1-866-968-8477.
Call 911 if you know where the person is right now.

Wanted For:
Felony Simple Robbery

Also Wanted For Felony 2nd Degree Assault

Anonymous said...

Fuck you..It was a robbery attempt!..You don't know shit about the situation or this man..You use a rap sheet to try to discredit him for what, what's the purpose..you didn't know what kind of man he was..we all have flaws but who are you..nothing but a bitch..fuck you..it wasn't no beef he had none..it was a thirsty bum who did some bullshit..

Anonymous said...

Fuck you..you don't know shit..it was a robbery attempt..it wasn't no beef because he had none..You use his rap sheet to discredit him..For what purpose..your information isn't shit just like you..you don't what kind of man he was..it was a young bum who was afraid and thirsty..he is a bitch just like you...

Anonymous said...

It is a relief to get this violent guy off of this planet.
I pray that many more will follow him to hell where he can take down the DEVIL with his Boy-Scout certified knife; what a little Chicago type bitch action.

Anonymous said...

Your so bogus for this and it should be taken down. All you do is talk shit and put his whole life story out.. did you ask for permission? Does his parents really want his whole life out like that? I doubt it.. your fuckin pathetic nd you clearly have no life if your talkin shit about dead people.. fuckin loser go do somethin with your life instead of sitting behind a computer screen

Johnny Northside! said...

I do not require permission to do what I do.

Mike O'Hanlon said...

People's responses here are funny as hell. Apparently pulling a gun and knife on people is just a simple mistake... I can't think of the number of times I have brandished a deadly weapon at someone, happens every day. Like forgetting my house key, suddenly, through no will of my own, I am holding a knife on someone. People act like the things are not the responsibility of the perp. We should all boo-hoo the victim of this violence. Because he sounds like such a good addition to any community. Sucks that he died. Dead before he can do fatal harm to someone else in the midst of a drunken rage, doesn't suck so much. If folks want the rest of Minneapolis to care about these incidents, it might be a good idea for people to get real and stop trying to make poster children out of clearly criminal folks. He was a bad guy, shot by another bad guy, over loose change. Trying to act like this guy's past is not a matter of interest is silly. He wasn't exactly donating his time to an after school program for street youth, now was he.

Anonymous said...

No, 9:06 and 8:59 we know exactly what kind of man he was. The kind who terrorizes the public with three-inch knives, pisses or shits outside, and was on the receiving end of a doorknob beating. It doesn't mean he deserved to be robbed and shot but it sure explains what the uncritically sympathetic can't get through their thick skulls--you live a life of shit, you probably will have that life ended in a pile of shit. Who's the bitch here? Oh right, I believe it's karma.

Anonymous said...

What anony. 10:54 are you embarrassed by your little thug boy's life? Does the truth about this shit culture hurt? Why shouldn't it be public, all the other little barely human thugs post their antics all over FB as to brag. How is this any different? The POS shooter needs to be found and taken off the street as well. One by one here in North.

Anonymous said...

We all know "Isn't worth me uttering his name" does this for the reactions. He clearly gets some type of joy out of hearing about someone losing their life and then digging up a pot conviction.

Remember, by ignoring "Isn't worth me uttering his name", you do alot more.

He makes money by having people visit this website.

RIP to the deceased, and may the shooter rot in hell.

Anonymous said...

Mugshot found for a charge which doesn't seem to match any charge appearing at the online court records site. The complete name and approximate age seem to resemble the deceased.

Reported booking date: 6/27/2001


Additional mugshot from 2006:


Anonymous said...

Johnny you a bum

Anonymous said...


You provide a good service, demonstrating over and over and over that most victims of crime have had brushes with the law themselves. Newsflash: Not everyone has a criminal record. Those who don't are less likely to put themselves in dangerous situations.

Johnny Northside! said...

Two racists comments rejected; one directed at white people, one directed at black people.

How about we just put you both inside Thunder Dome and see who comes out?

Anonymous said...

It seems that we all bleed red but the blood flows with flair, and over north they don't seem to care.
The city of Minneapolis needs to throw a specail fundraiser to finance the scrubbing of blood from north Minneapolis sidewalk's.

Anonymous said...

How about fuck you and hole you slid from bitch I cant fucking stand your ass johnny.

Johnny Northside said...

Feel better? Got that off your chest?

Johnny Northside said...

I guess not. Another racist comment rejected.

Anonymous said...

I googled my brother's name simply to see what has been published about him... in hopes to find out more information about what happened to him and who, if anyone, has been found responsible for his death. I was highly disgusted by what I found here, in this "blog". My name is Demitra and Geray Campbell is my (big)brother. I have known and loved him for far longer than ANY of you posting/commenting here, I am certain. My family is having a (2nd) memorial for him tomorrow... why TWO?? BECAUSE THAT MANY PEOPLE KNOW AND LOVE HIM! I have never heard of "Johnny Northside", so obviously, he is no one of importance. I am not sure exactly what his title may be and to be quite frank: I don't give a shit. ANYONE can "blog", that is not a talent, gift, or even a real word for that matter. He is NOT a reliable source of information. This "article", (if we dare to call this bullshit such) is bias and full of personal opinion rather than actual facts. "85 percent" is not 100 percent! Next time you're writing about something, you should consider getting your facts to 100 percent first. How exactly are YOU saving the world?????? By sitting on your computer and digging for negative things to say about people who aren't even here in the physical to defend themselves?? That makes YOU and all these people posting not only idiotic but also extremely COWARDLY! Who in the fuck are any of you, to make judgement of a person based on a record? No matter how extensive or "impressive" my brother's criminal record is, it is not up to random people that don't even know him, to say (publicly) what they think about his life OR his death. You should all be ashamed of yourselves! This is someone's family member you're talking about in a distasteful manner. What is someone wrote negatively about YOUR mother, father, brother, son, etc.?? Perhaps I wouldn't care so much, if he were still alive. But the fact that MY brother is dead and I see this about him is very sickening and disheartening to say the very least.

Johnny Northside! said...

Well, if you are who you say you are, this is your opportunity to say what exactly is incorrect and to put what you feel is a correct version of the facts out there.

Are you saying he didn't have a criminal record?

Gee, somehow it seems obvious you're NOT saying that at all, are you?

Andre Wright said...

It is amazing how people would judge a person by their criminal history these days. I have a criminal history with no convictions. Yet when i apply for employment it is still held against me. Geray was no Saint, but one thing i can say is he was not what his criminal record reflects. In death we all want to remember the good things only about a persons life because that is human nature. I often wonder why is that! So I have come to the conclusion that God has forgiven us for the wrongs we have done and that we must focus our attention on the good things and what we really missed or did not see while these people were here. I am Geray cousin who was with him 90% of the time.Geray was no Saint, however he was a loving person who believed in God strongly. He was an inspiration to me and many others who encountered him. Always tried to make the best of bad situations when you were at your lowest, no matter if you were family. He expressed unity amongst people period. He loved children,sports,and life. Although some may have judged him by his past I know that he was ready to change because he told me and it just so happens God did not want him to suffer here anymore. When I say suffer I mean dealing with an unjust world. Now I know people may say things,such as Johnny Northside that Geray was not a good man. You are wrong because he was and a devil took him but God has him now.

Anonymous said...

Lmfao you are a weak fucking pussy ass bitch Johnny Bitchside too afraid to say what you really feel ha faggit lol

Anonymous said...

All of you pussies hide behind your "GOD" to justify your criminal bullshit and are a bunch of opportunistic fucking liars.
You get what you deserve and then leave your relatives to make shit up about your pathetic dead kin.
The game stays the same only the players change. Now excuse me while go take a shit and pray to my "GOD".

Anonymous said...

Man, I wish all of these thug-huggers would just make a tiny bit of effort to master the words they use so often to describe people who call them out on their BS. It's not, "You're prejudice." It's, "You're prejudiced." It's not, "The article is bias." It's, the article is biased." Please, it's truly cringe-worthy!

Anonymous said...

They hide behind their god, because all is forgiven. It doesn't matter what anybody does in life. It doesn't matter the pain they've caused or the mayhem they perpetuate. Murdered somebody? No problem -- although I do believe that is one of the Ten Commandments. And isn't there something in there somewhere about repentance? Did any of these assholes ever repent of their mortal sins? I sincerely believe that if there is a god, and he/she is a 'just' god, then these shitheads are rotting in hell. Good riddance!

Anonymous said...

Johnny, Don't be deceived you white devil you. You remind me of Bill O'Reilly, always criminalizing, dehumanizing, and viciously attacking people of other ethnicity's other than your own. White people are potential humans…they haven’t evolved yet." You are like the Machurian Candidate for the enemy of this world. Symbolically you collectively represent a cancer to this world. You represent a mutation that has grown out of control and is effectively destroying people. I am by no means "anti white" but in the scheme of things you act as if you have done no wrong. Just like the white oligarchs and plutocrats on wall street who still funds and don't go to jail. You will reap what you have sown. You have been an instrument of shaping peoples views of the young American Black/Latino community negatively. You are the personification and manifestation of true bonafide coward.Using my nephew's past to attempt to criminalize him. He was a father, a son, a grandson, a cousin, a brother, etc. No what you try to dig up you racist demon. Everyone has a day of judgement including you.