Today’s Wanted Wednesday focuses on a 2005 Homicide which took place in Columbus


Ronald Bradley Jr

On March 8, 2005, at approximately 9:20pm, Ronald Bradley Jr., accompanied by three passengers, drove to an unspecified location on Parkwood Place, on the eastside of Columbus. After parking his 1986 Chevy Monte Carlo, an unidentified male approached the passenger side of Mr. Bradley’s car and started speaking to them. Suddenly and without warning, the male backed away from the car and at least two other unidentified persons rushed towards the car, produced shotguns, and started firing at those inside of the car. Mr. Bradley, being struck by the gunfire, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the residence at 1228 Arkwood Ave. Both Columbus Police and Fire personnel responded to the scene, rendering aid to Mr. Bradley, as well as the passengers who were struck and injured by the shotgun blasts. Unfortunately, Mr. Bradley was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other injured parties were transported to local hospitals where they received treatment for their injuries. A photo of Ronald Bradley Jr. may be viewed on the Crime Stoppers website at

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at and e-mail your tip. You may also submit a tip by downloading our new free P3 Tips mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms. We are no longer taking tips via text message.

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Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Central Ohio Crime Stopper’s, Inc., and P.O. BOX 16038, COLUMBUS, OH 43216-6038.

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