Scene of Illinois shootout that killed 3 to be renamed

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PAXTON, Ill. – An Illinois overpass will be renamed in honor of three men, including two law enforcement officers, who were killed decades ago in a shootout with a Michigan man.

State trooper Michael McCarter, Paxton patrolman William Caisse and Donald Vice, who was riding with McCarter, his brother-in-law, died in the April 1979 shooting south of Paxton. Paxton patrolman Larry Hale was injured.

The News-Gazette reports the overpass along Interstate 57 where the shooting occurred will be dedicated Oct. 22 as the “McCarter-Caisse-Vice-Hale Memorial Overpass.”

The shooting occurred after McCarter pulled over three vehicles for speeding. Monroe Lampkin of Union Pier, Michigan was later convicted of three counts of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors said he was traveling with his family to their grandmother’s funeral when they were pulled over and Lampkin opened fire.
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Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com

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