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2 Arrests Made in Murder Probe [UPDATE]

Peekskill police have scheduled a press conference at 11 a.m. today to discuss the arrests.

Update, Oct. 5, 9:25 p.m.:

The following statement was released by Peekskill city police this morning:

City of Peekskill Police have arrested two in the murder of 53 year old Terry Camper.  Details of the arrest will be released at Police HQ at 11AM this morning.   Investigators from the City of Peekskill were assisted in the case by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, The City of Newburgh Police Department, and New York State Crime Stoppers in what was a team effort.

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Peekskill police said Terry Camper’s routine Wednesday wasn’t pretty much the same as it had always been in the moments leading up to his death.

“We believe Mr. Camper was doing what he usually did on a daily basis,” Peekskill police Lt. Eric Johansen said. “He was operating as a cab driver. Whether that had something to do with this case remains a very active, fluid part of this investigation.”

Camper, 53, Peekskill was found dead Wednesday afternoon by a postal worker who found him slumped inside his car with a gunshot wound, just outside of 118 Pine Street. Peekskill city police were alerted at about 2:20 p.m.  Camper, who was an unlicensed taxi driver, was described as a well known and liked member of the community.

Police aren't saying if they think Camper was robbed, but they do believe the incident was planned.

Camper worked as a licensed taxi driver in the city in the past. Although he was no longer licensed, he would still take on fares according to Johansen.

Police spent about four hours at the crime scene Wednesday, processing evidence and searching the area with police dogs from the Westchester County Police Department.

No arrests have been made and Johansen did not say if police have named any suspects Thursday.

“We’re following up on numerous leads and the case is very ‘hot’ at this point,” Johansen said. “I can say that we’re moving in the right direction and while an arrest may not be imminent, we do feel that this case will end with justice being served on the behalf of Mr. Camper.”

A reward of up to $2,500 has been offered by the New York State Crime Stoppers for  information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the man’s death.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-TIPS or the City of Peekskill Police Department at 914-737-8000.

leesther brown October 04, 2012 at 10:06 PM
First off let me set you'll straight on something..Terry Lee was not taking calls like these Taxis out here do,nor did he pick up flag downs...Terry Lee had some folks that trusted and stuck with him after he gave up his taxi many folks from all walks of life still called him for those airport trips,pick kids up from school,take seniors to Church..So please stop harping on he was an illegal taxi he was out here doing what he could and saved a lot of folks on fares and there ain't no harm in a friend making some money taking friends around..R.I.P Terry Lee....I pity the fools or fools if the family or some of his friends find their arse before the PO PO..so if you reading to see what they know turn your stupid arse in...
Beach Girl October 05, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Mr Terry was a gentle giant . He always had a smile on his face . He was a Good man . Always asking how was my day ? RIP Terry may the God lord wrap his arms around you !
shakemdown October 05, 2012 at 04:26 AM
the sad part is, that he didn't need to get robbed ,if the dirtbag (s) would have asked terry for money ,terry would of gave it to him (THEM) i know i grew up with terry and would speak with him just about everyday.REST IN PEACE my brother you will always be in my heart. (CHICO)
leesther brown October 05, 2012 at 06:56 AM
What's good Shakem?!! This whole thing leaves a bad taste I haven't slept since...
JOHNNY October 05, 2012 at 02:06 PM
MAN IT'S A SAD DAY 4 MY FAMILY: MCLEODS, BOLTON'S, MCCARES, TRAVIS, HOLLIMAN, CAMPER'S WE WILL SEE A BETTER DAY JUST THIS CAME 2 SOON 4 US BUT WE WILL GET THE JUSTICE THAT IS COMING TO US THE LORD IS WATCHING WHO EVER DID THIS WILL ROTT IN HELL.
johnny mcleod October 05, 2012 at 02:07 PM
MAN IT'S A SAD DAY 4 MY FAMILY: MCLEODS, BOLTON'S, MCCARES, TRAVIS, HOLLIMAN, CAMPER'S WE WILL SEE A BETTER DAY JUST THIS CAME 2 SOON 4 US BUT WE WILL GET THE JUSTICE THAT IS COMING TO US THE LORD IS WATCHING WHO EVER DID THIS WILL ROTT IN HELL.
Denise Davis October 05, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Now let me set all of these people straight that r leaving comments...I understand that some of u r genuinely devastated as is his family...but THIS IS NOT THE FORUM TO DISCUSS THIS...IT IS HURTFUL TO THE FAMILY, DISRESPECTFUL TO TERRY LEE AND SOME PEOPLE JUST LIKE TO STIR UP BS.....so I ask those of u who really loved him USE THE PHONE....let the family has some closure without this back and forth bullshyt..thank you
Denise Davis October 05, 2012 at 02:28 PM
ENUFF SAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
leesther brown October 05, 2012 at 03:04 PM
What's in these comments that gives you the right to make such a statement?!!! #gopullanotherslipandfallscheme...
SHORTI- LOC October 05, 2012 at 04:20 PM
THANK GOD THEY FOUND MY COUSIN'S KILLERS! U CAN REST IN PEACE NOW TERRY LEE! LOVE U & U WILL SURELY B MISSED!
johnny mcleod October 05, 2012 at 07:36 PM
I'M GONNA SAY WHT EVER I FEEL LIKE SAYING B/C HE WAS MY BLOOD COUSIN I'M NOT MARRIE IN OR NOTHING I LOST A MEMBER OF MY FAMILY I LOVED HIM &I'M HURTING JUST LIKE THE REST OF U SO WHAT EVER I WANT TO SAY I'M GONNA SAY IT & N THAT NOTE GOD BLESS U
Ms. Turner Chestnut October 05, 2012 at 10:23 PM
A Good man he sure will missed by a lot of people :( R.I.P.Terry Lee Camper
Missingyou, friend October 06, 2012 at 11:39 PM
The community is in mourning. He was the nicest person you could ever know. I will miss him very much.

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