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.
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.
The off-duty court security officer who fired on a Warren County man this week has hired a lawyer, who says his client acted in self-defense. Bowling Green Attorney Alan Simpson is representing Tommy Brown, who shot Brandon Bradshaw three times while Bradshaw was inside his truck off the 31-W Bypass.
In an interview with WKU Public Radio, Simpson was asked why Brown has not been arrested.
"This was self defense, and knowing law enforcement here in Warren County--very reputable--the commonwealth attorney was on the scene, and if they thought something was amiss, Mr. Brown would have been arrested," said Simpson. "It is a misnomer or a misconception that people have that if someone shoots someone that they're going to be immediately arrested."
Simpson would not say if Bradshaw was armed. Brown is on paid leave while the 27-year-old Bradshaw remains in a coma at a Nashville hospital.
In a Facebook posting, the family says doctors are not optimistic that Bradshaw will leave the hospital.