Marching A Mile for Brandon Bradshaw

By: Lindsey Yates Email
By: Lindsey Yates Email

A shooting investigation turns into a death investigation.

Brandon Bradshaw, the victim in Tuesday's shooting on the 31W Bypass in Bowling Green, was pronounced dead at 10:10 this morning.

Many banned together to show support for the Bradshaw family.

What just four days ago was the scene of the tragic shooting transformed into a place of unity tonight.

At Michelle's Consignment on the Bypass friends, high school classmates, and even some who barely knew him rallied together to march a mile for Bradshaw, the man they say was a vital member of the community.

Sarah Cowles, who organized the march says, "He was funny always made you laugh, kind hearted, brave. Somebody referred maybe he was a violent man because he was in the military, that doesn't make you violent that makes you brave, that makes you courageous."

"Very motivated, he was ambitious, and had a hand in everything as far as community recognition," says Misty Adamson, a high school classmate of Brandon's.

"Brandon was probably the best friend you could ever ask for."

And with many unanswered questions about what prompted off-duty Warren County Sheriff's Court Security Officer, Tommy Brown, to allegedly shoot Bradshaw, some marched for justice.

"I thought it was outrageous. It made me hurt. It made me angry," says Cowles.

"One person is passed away and the other is off scotch free and that's just not right," says a friend of Bradshaw.

While others say there is no room for hatred.

"There's too much hate in the world, we need more love, we don't need guns and violence," says a woman who attended the march.

"I can't have hatred in my heart for the Brown family because at the end of the day they have children, and grandchildren, and parents, who want them around,"says Kristin Hayes, who attended the march.

And they hope the march and vigil left those grieving with a feeling of comfort.

"Just knowing that there is with a higher power, he is home, happy that he is healed and he's home," says Hayes.

Kentucky State Police say they are waiting on results from an autopsy and the investigation is still ongoing.

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