WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed February 26, 2014
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed One Year After Fatal Bowling Green Shooting
The widow of a Bowling Green man shot to death following an apparent act of road rage has filed a civil lawsuit against the shooter and top officials at area law enforcement agencies.
On February 26, 2013, off-duty Warren County court security officer Tommy Brown shot 27-year-old Brandon Bradshaw three times in a parking lot off the 31-W Bypass.
Brown claimed he acted in self-defense. His attorney Paul Lawless could not be reached for comment.
Attorney Gary Logsdon is representing Heidi Bradshaw, who is seeking an unspecified amount of damages.
"Her husband left her home with three children and he did not return. That is a wife's greatest nightmare and fear," Logsdon told WKU Public Radio. "For that, she seeks compensation, and more so for accountability for those who would do this again. It's a deterrent."
Named as defendants in the federal lawsuit are leaders within Kentucky State Police, Bowling Green City Police, and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, as well as the Medical Center EMS.
"The EMS were told by some police agency that was already there that he was 10-7, which means out of commission, dead, that is Bradshaw was," Logsdon added. "They waited a considerable number of minutes before they went over and actually did an assessment, whereupon they found that Mr. Bradshaw had a very strong pulse."
The Medical Center declined to comment on pending litigation.
The case was closed after a Warren County grand jury did not find enough evidence to indict Tommy Brown, who has since resigned.