Brandon Bradshaw

Regional
12:59 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Bowling Green Widow Asks for Wrongful Death Lawsuit to be Dropped

Brandon Bradshaw who shot in February 2013 when he pulled over his truck following a traffic dispute with then-Warren County court security officer Tommy Brown.

A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from an apparent act of road rage last year in Bowling Green. 

Twenty-seven-year-old Brandon Bradshaw was shot three times in a parking lot on the 31-W Bypass and later died at a hospital. 

Bradshaw’s widow filed the lawsuit against Tommy Brown, who at the time, was an off-duty Warren County court security officer.  Brown claimed he shot Bradshaw in self-defense after the two argued in traffic.  Also named as defendants were law enforcement and medical personnel, accused in the suit of reckless disregard for Bradshaw’s life. 

Heidi Bradshaw’s attorney Gary Logsdon told WKU Public Radio that he voluntarily withdrew the lawsuit at her request.

"I honored that request because these are very difficult cases, difficult not just in the legal sense, but they take a toll on a person who participates, and that's a personal toll," said Logsdon.  "She told me the lawsuit and any funds derived from this would not heal the hole in her heart and the longer we litigated the less she came to peace and closure."

According to Logsdon, there were no settlements in the case. 

U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley dismissed the civil suit Wednesday in federal court in Bowling Green.  The criminal case was resolved last year after a Warren County grand jury did not find enough evidence to indict Brown.

Regional
3:29 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed One Year After Fatal Bowling Green Shooting

Brandon Bradshaw who shot last February when he pulled over his truck following a traffic dispute with then-Warren County court security officer Tommy Brown.

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.

Regional
5:17 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Warren County Grand Jury: No Indictment in Brandon Bradshaw Shooting

Kentucky State Police troopers and Warren County court security officers stood guard inside the Warren County Justice Center before the results of a grand jury investigation were formally revealed.
Credit Kevin Willis

A Warren County grand jury has returned no indictments in the shooting death of 27-year-old Brandon Bradshaw of Bowling Green.

In a news conference Wednesday evening, Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Cohron announced that grand jury members earlier in the day decided Tommy Brown acted within the law when he shot Bradshaw three times on Feb. 26.

The investigation into the shooting was carried out by the Kentucky State Police.

Bradshaw died from his wounds Mar. 2 at a hospital in Nashville.

Brown is a Warren County court security officer. He was not on duty or in uniform at the time of the shooting.

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Regional
1:22 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Prosecutor Ready to Release Results of Brandon Bradshaw Shooting Investigation

A month after an off-duty Warren County court security officer shot a killed another man, details are being released about what led up to the shooting. 

Attorney Alan Simpson says his client Tommy Brown acted in self-defense when he shot Brandon Bradshaw on February 26th in a parking lot on the 31-W Bypass. 

Wednesday at 5 p.m., Warren County Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Cohron will release results of the Kentucky State Police investigation and whether charges will be filed against Brown.

WKU Public Radio will be at the announcement, and we will update our website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed with details as soon as we learn them.

Regional
9:24 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Community Comes Together to Celebrate Life of Shooting Victim

Music and ministry were a large part of Bradshaw's life. Fellow church members participate in the celebration of life service.

Several hundred people filed into the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center in Bowling Green Thursday evening to remember a young man who touched countless lives. 

Brandon Bradshaw was shot just over a week ago by an off-duty Warren County court security officer. Kentucky State Police are investigating what led up to the shooting in a parking lot on the 31-W Bypass. For now, those closest to Bradshaw are celebrating his life.

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Regional
7:40 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Celebration of Life Service for Brandon Bradshaw Set for Thursday at SkyPAC

Brandon Bradshaw

A celebration of life service is being held Thursday afternoon for a Bowling Green man shot to death by an off-duty Warren County court security officer.

The service for Brandon Bradshaw is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, where Bradshaw served as youth theater director.

Official visitation for Bradshaw is 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday at J.C. Kirby and Son Funeral Chapel on Lovers Lane. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Living Hope Baptist Church.  The complete obituary can be viewed here.

The 27-year-old Bradshaw was shot Feb. 26 by off-duty Court Security Officer Tommy Brown in a parking lot on the 31-W Bypass in Bowling Green.  Kentucky State police continue to investigate the shooting. No arrests have been made in the case.

Brown's lawyer says his client acted in self-defense.

Regional
4:16 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Funeral Arrangements Complete for Bowling Green Shooting Victim

Brandon Bradshaw

The family of Brandon Bradshaw released funeral arrangements Tuesday via a special Facebook page created in Bradshaw's honor. 

The 27-year-old Bradshaw was shot one week ago by off-duty Court Security Officer Tommy Brown in a parking lot on the 31W Bypass in Bowling Green.  Kentucky State police continue to investigate and so far Mr. Brown has not been arrested.  His lawyer says Brown acted in self defense. 

His obituary says a celebration of life will be held Thursday at 4:30pm at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center where Bradshaw was the youth theater director.  Visitation is scheduled from 2:00pm-8:00pm Friday at J.C. Kirby and Son Funeral Chapel on Lovers Lane.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00am Saturday at Living Hope Baptist Church.  The complete obituary can be viewed here.

Regional
3:40 pm
Sun March 3, 2013

Prayers and Forgiveness Offered at Brandon Bradshaw Memorial

Snow and freezing temperatures didn't stop hundreds of friends and family members from turning out Saturday night to honor the memory of Brandon Bradshaw, a Warren County man shot to death in Bowling Green last week.

About 300 mourners gathered in the parking lot of Michelle's Boutique on the 31-W Bypass in Bowing Green for the hour-long service before making their way down the Bypass to Circus Square park for more prayers and speeches. Bradshaw was shot by off-duty Warren County court security officer Tommy Brown in the same parking lot Tuesday afternoon.

Bradshaw was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt Saturday morning.

Friends and family members spoke of peace and forgiveness for Brown, while also calling for justice to be done. No charges have been filed against Brown as of Saturday night and his lawyer, Alan Simpson, has told WKU Public Radio his client acted in self defense.

Bradshaw was remembered as a loving husband and father of three. His youngest child was born in February.

Regional
6:01 am
Sun March 3, 2013

Bowling Green Man Shot by Court Security Officer Remembered in Candlelight Vigil and Prayer Service

Four days after being shot in Bowling Green, and just hours after being pronounced dead at Vanderbilt Medical Center, 27-year-old Brandon Bradshaw was memorialized at a Saturday night service.

About 300 mourners gathered in the parking lot of Michelle's Boutique on the 31-W Bypass in Bowing Green for the hour long service before processing down the Bypass to Circus Square park for more prayers and speeches. Bradshaw was shot by off-duty Warren County court security officer Tommy Brown in the same parking lot Tuesday afternoon.

Bradshaw was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt just after 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

Friends and family members spoke of peace and forgiveness for Brown, while also calling for justice to be done. No charges have been filed against Brown as of Saturday night and his lawyer, Alan Simpson, has told WKU Public Radio his client acted in self defense.

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Regional
3:48 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Warren County Man Dies From Wounds Suffered in Tuesday Shooting

Brandon Bradshaw, the Warren County man shot Tuesday by an off-duty court security officer, died Saturday morning from his wounds.

Kentucky State Police have confirmed Bradshaw was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Hospital at 10:10 a.m.

Bradshaw was shot three times Tuesday in Bowling Green by Tommy Brown, a Warren County Sheriff's Court Security Officer.

Brown's attorney, Alan Simpson, told WKU Public Radio Brown acted in self-defense. Kentucky State Police are investigating the shooting. Brown has not been arrested.

Friends of Bradshaw had planned what was being called a "justice march" Saturday evening in Bowling Green. The event has now been changed to a prayer service.

Bradshaw was 27 years old. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

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