Harford Sheriff Identifies Who Shot Whom in Fatal Hostage Situation

The Harford County Sheriff's Office provided an update on Tuesday's hostage situation involving a husband and wife.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office sent tactical teams to a situation across the road from Cedar Lane Regional Park. (Credit: YouTube/WBAL)
The Harford County Sheriff's Office sent tactical teams to a situation across the road from Cedar Lane Regional Park. (Credit: YouTube/WBAL)
The Bel Air woman shot as she was held hostage by her estranged husband Tuesday is in serious condition at shock trauma, the Harford County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday.

Jamie Nicole Campbell, 28, of the 700 block of Hickory Limb Circle in Bel Air, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after an 11-hour negotiation between police and her husband, which ended when Campbell's husband shot her and police shot him, the sheriff's office reported.

The husband, Luis Arturo Hernandez Jr., 37, shot Campbell in the abdomen with a handgun, the sheriff's office said in a statement Wednesday.

Then tactical officers shot Hernandez, of the 9300 block of Perry Hall Boulevard, who was pronounced dead at the scene, the statement said.

Hernandez had taken Campbell hostage in her Chevy Traverse on a dirt road across the street from Cedar Lane Regional Park, according to the sheriff's office.

Witness statements and detectives contributed to the determination that Hernandez shot his wife and officers shot Hernandez, the sheriff's office said.

Members involved in the tactical operation were placed on administrative leave pending further review of the incident, according to the sheriff's office, which reported this was standard procedure.

ladypoet May 22, 2014 at 03:57 PM
When will they get it through their thick skulls that over means done and go your own direction and leave them ALONE! It is so sickening to hear these types of reports over and over again because someone just can't move on. Again, no one seeks mental health because they're in denial that anything is wrong with them. People don't overlook the fact that your loved ones and friends may need help long before it comes to something like this.
Steven Spiegel May 26, 2014 at 07:45 AM
I bet this woman has complained to police over and over and they did nothing . It seems as though our criminal Justice favors the criminal not the complainant. I had a girl friend back in the Mid 90's and every time we would argue I would go to leave and she would call the police and make up stories of me hitting her and she would go as far as to slap herself in the face to get it red for the police. They would come and haul me off to jail . I would get out and we would be fine for a month or so then it would happen again . She actually put her fist thru a front door glass which was about 6 ft off the ground . I thought that time the cops would lock her up because I would have had to lift her in the air and then put her hand through the window which would have been impossible . I left after that one because I was going to whined up in prison . They should have put a sniper on his rear end and killed him before he hurt the poor woman. Steve
Harford County Native May 26, 2014 at 01:04 PM
They just got tired of waiting after 11hrs so they took a chance an blew it. What happened to the special Task Force with sniper ability?
Steven Spiegel May 26, 2014 at 08:11 PM
I guess he was tired of waiting also.
wileyb.1 May 28, 2014 at 11:31 AM
The girl was reported missing by her mother, and police tracked her car (possibly by her cellphone). Negotiators dealt with the guy all night. Police were then notified (by the mother who was in contact with them, or other relatives) that he was forcing her to call them and say ‘goodbye.’ That was when they had to attempt to rescue her. Unfortunately he shot her once before police shot him. Why the dumb comments from people who obviously haven’t followed the story? Cut them some slack. It’s not how they wanted it to end.


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