Update: More on Brandon Bradshaw Case File Release

By: Jake Boswell, Melissa Warren Email
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Mindy Brown: "My husband is a deputy sheriff. He pulled someone over and pulled a gun on him to my understanding."

Police Dispatch: "Your husband is a deputy and he shot someone in the truck?"

Mindy Brown: "I don't know exactly what happened, but he pulled a gun and there were shots fired."

update, 10:20pm

Bowling Green, Ky -- Some long-awaited answers in the investigation involving the shooting death of Brandon Bradshaw came today. An open records request submitted by WBKO was fulfilled today, and within the 190 page document and audio are many of those answers.

The following is recording of the 911 call made by Mindy Brown, shooter Tommy Brown's wife, just moments after he shot Bradshaw in the parking of Michelle's Consignment on the 31W Bypass in Bowling Green.

"Your husband is a deputy and he shot someone in the truck?" said the dispatcher.

"I don't know exactly what happened but he pulled a gun and there were shots fired," said Mindy Brown.

Tommy Brown told police the incident began when Bradshaw cut him and his wife off in traffic, making an obscene gesture and yelling profanity. Brown then asked through the window if Bradshaw was a constable and Brown says Bradshaw replied with "not anymore," and asked Brown to pull over. Bradshaw pulled into Enterprise's parking lot, and Brown pulled into Michelle's Consignment. Bradshaw then followed pulling in behind him. That's when Brown got out of his truck, and approached Bradshaw's truck. Several witnesses heard shots fired, but one witness saw some of what happened leading up to the first shot.

"I saw two cars pull into Michelle's and a man in a navy blue truck, an older man with white hair got out and he was very angry. He was yelling as he got out of his truck throwing his hands up in the air. When the younger boy went to get out of his truck the older man slammed the door back shut and threw his body against it keeping the boy in the vehicle. The younger boy then showed a gun. In return the older man pulled one out from his jeans and he stuck the gun in the cab and there was a struggle for a second and then two shots were fired," said a witness.

The following conversation was a police interview with that same witness about the moment shots were fired.

"So they've both got guns out?" asked the officer.
"Yes," replied the witness.
"And both guns pointed at each other?" asked the officer.
"Yes. When the shots went off... I didn't know who had been shot," said the witness.

The autopsy report showed Bradshaw suffered three shots: one to right wrist, upper arm, and one on the left side of his neck.
Documents also included Bradshaw's history of reported road rage. In 2010, he was fired from AA Ridall Pest Control following several incidents including one report of tailgating and an obscene gesture.
After a full investigation by Kentucky State Police, on march 27th, a grand jury decided not to indict Tommy Brown on manslaughter charges.

You can find the full 190 page report by clicking the links above.


In a report obtained by WBKO, Tommy Brown says the incident began when Brandon Bradshaw cut him and his wife off in traffic, making an obscene gesture and yelling profanity. Brown then asked through the window if Bradshaw was a constable and Brown says Bradshaw replied with "not anymore."

"He says "Why don't you pull over?". He continues on and pulls into Enterprise. "We continue on and pull into Michelle's," said Mindy Brown during a police interview.

A witness says that's when Brown got out of his truck and approached Bradshaw's truck. When Bradshaw tried to open the door to get out a witness says Brown slammed the door back.

"The younger boy then showed a gun. In return the older man pulled one out from his jeans and he stuck the gun in the cab and there was a struggle for a second. Then two shots were fired. I saw the younger man, I could see a hole in the side of his neck." said an eyewitness.

Police say Bradshaw was taken to the Medical Center and then to Vanderbilt Hospital where he later died. The autopsy report showed Bradshaw suffered shots to the right wrist and upper arm, and one in the left side of his neck just below his ear.

According to the case file this isn't the first time Bradshaw has had a reported incident of road rage. In April of 2010, he was fired from AA Ridall, pest control business for several incidents, including an incident where someone reported Bradshaw tailgating them and then made a gesture. The report says Bradshaw did not deny the incident when confronted.

After a full investigation a grand jury made the decision not to indict Tommy Brown on manslaughter charges.


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