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* Leonard Bradley-16-Year-Old Violent Carjacker Killed In Richmond By Police, Accomplices Have Been Arrested

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Three Richmond boys have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery and carjacking in San Pablo Saturday evening that led to a confrontation in which police fatally shot one of their alleged accomplices, a 16-year-old boy.Richmond police said the boys allegedly robbed a San Pablo couple at gunpoint, shot at them, and stole their Chevrolet Monte Carlo at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday near 23rd Street and Dover Avenue in San Pablo. The carjacking victims were not hit by the gunfire.San Pablo and Richmond police then chased the stolen car into Richmond, where it crashed into a parked vehicle in the 2600 block of Willart Drive.The occupants got out and ran. Two San Pablo police officers chased one, later identified as 16-year-old Richmond resident Leonard Bradley, into a nearby field, police said.During a confrontation that followed, police shot and killed Bradley. Richmond police Sgt. Bisa French said today that Bradley was unarmed at the time he was shot, but that a gun was found inside the stolen car.Three other juveniles believed to have taken part in the carjacking were arrested Sunday morning, French said. The boys, whose names are being withheld because of their ages, were being held today on charges of carjacking, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on standard administrative leave during the investigation.

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  • I’m black and if that kid had tried to jack me i would have shot em in the face…twice. I dont care WHO YOU ARE…if you duck with people..one day you gonna get GOT…..kids…mind your own business…dont messin with peoples stuff and one day you can live to have your own stuff…PERIOD. Anything else is stupid, I hope he is burning in hell..just for the fact that he is making us black folk look like criminals. IF YOU DONT WANNA GET SHOT BY COP, DONT f$@&%K WITH THE COPS…so stupid

  • It is amazing to me that some of those who post here claiming to be students can’t even write a clear sentence in english. If you jack a car and you use a gun you risk getting shot and killed. Those of us who are not criminals and who own guns legally beg some punk to come try and jack me. I’ve got something for you …….LOL.

  • DAMN [[L]] I MiSS YU i WiSH YO KUZZNS WULDNT HAVE GOT U IN DAT SHIT U KNOW WHAT WE HAD WAT WE DIDNT HAVE AND IF IT WAS GOOD OR BAD I MISS U I FEEL SO BAD KUZ A KUPLLE OF WEEKS B4 YUR DEATH I WENT BAD ON U IM SORRY I WISH U DIDNT HAVE TO LEAVE SO EARLY RITE BHIND MY HOUSE THOUGH FUK ITS THE WORST FEELING EVER IM SORRY TO DA BRADLEY FAM

  • Respond to laughing at you losers … okay it say that he never had a gun so all your comments need to be kept to yourself and just as you wishing the people that you think is defending him get car jacked and shot that’s no different what kind of person are you ? That’s like wishing death upon us all . There was no one hurt from this but his family friends and him himself. There was never no victims , the car was indeed stolen if a couple was carjacked why they voice wasn’t never heard ? Answer that . Common sense is what you`ll have to have to put all the this together .. so all you guys with your rude comments okay this is a fugitive website but yall don’t have to be this cold hearted about somebody you don’t even know and from what I hear he sounded like a good kid overall. Then if yall felt that angry bout the situation yall should of went to his funeral and let his family and friends here what yall thought don’t judge a guy about what the media label because honestly people are mislabeled and their family have to live on with they name that the media has given he or she . Then you telling me if anyone said ima kill you and we are pals they deserve to die ? I feel if they can be kidding , and if they don’t physically harm you in any way come on now they deserve to live lol – you crazy im scared of you hope you don’t take this the wrong way and google my name for my address and things and I end up in point isabel or kellers beach somewhere you folks are crazy … anyways REST EASy Leonard L .BRADLEY .. And keep smiling since the media gone find anyway possible for you to be labeled as another NEGRO … we see.

  • Wow, listen to all you pieces of garbage trying to defend this little punks actions. Armed robbery, Car jacking, shooting at people and then not surrendering when the cops catch up with him. What an angel huh? You people make me sick. The moment you pick up a gun and use it to threaten, steal, or attempt to illegally shoot someone with it, YOU DESERVE TO DIE! There IS NO WAY you can defend this scumbag. Throwing race cards is not going to win your argument either. The minute you threaten anyone’s life in order to steal from them is when you sign your death warrant. Anyone who defends this sack of *&^% is a misguided loser and I hope those who are defending him get car jacked and shot at so they can maybe understand why their punk homie got the dirt nap he DESERVED!

  • now months have pass and as you can see the media than change their point of view of leonard so i think all the people that wrote about leonard above should apologize to his family because now you see the cop that murdered leonard lied about him having a gun and lets be logial what else can this man had lied about? i like how leodisha butcher did her background before she commented this police officer had previous shootings with interacting with suspects all happens to be african american so society should question does he has a problem with that particular race because this is non sense then you guys above(some) stated he still in the wrong for commiting a crime okay we know that but he didnt deserve his life be tooken away thats why its called juvenile detention facility fuhermore thats like yall having a dui yall commiting a crime so do you desrve to die because you was under the influnence and could of took a life in the process ? yall should really think about things before you jump to conclusions going by what the media labeling these kids now and days thats no different from malcolm x and dr. mlk malcolm wanted the same thing as king but malcolm just had less patience but was trying to do something positive but meant this by any means neccessarily so it was presented as negative… think about that though

  • what i got 2 say about ma friend leonard bradley is that he was a good guy i knew him i see him at skool around the halls he was kool with alot of people but when i heard he was shot i said him ma friend who ever tha police officer that shot ma friend is a punk and who ever you are tony *&%# YOU you never knew him so dont talk about ma friend like that you here me cuz you dont know who he is how about if i talk bad about your family you should have respect for ma friend i know he was not thinking about what he was doing other people have done way bigger thing than ma friend other rapped little kids so he is not that bad ma friend was just in the wrong place at the wrong time i think some of the 5.0 are raceist im latino i had 5.0 stop me for no reason. R.I.P LEONARD BRADLEY 11/14/09

  • One person caused this and is to blame. Leonard. If he wasnt out robbing people, he might still be alive. To try and blame anyone other than Leonard is just plain ignorant and stupid.

    He put those police officer in that situation….

  • Leonard Bradley that was my best firend and somethin like my bra naw he was ma bra we went to the same school 4 a long time i seen him every day now that he gone it fell like i lost a famliy member rip *(L)* im goin to miss you bra

  • Ok let me just get us all back on track. This is my little cousin so of course i have a bias, but i understand that he was wrong. You cannot go around shooting guns and robbing people. I understand that the officers involved had to think of their lives and probably felt they were acting in self defense BUT, these men are trained to kill or to stop fugitives from advancing. Who couldn’t they have shot to stop him from advancing? You shoot someone in the leg. If he were truly reaching for a gun why not shoot him in the hand? I believe this is a case of excessive force. They shot TO KILL simple as that criminal or no criminal they had other options they chose to use deadly foce. That is why a community is enraged. In response to the raising of Leonard he was raised in a two parent hose hold attened private school and has parents that are very involved in his life, so before you begin to label, judge or counsel know that what you see before you is not whats always been. Thank every for their support and take the time to tell your own families how much you love them because we never know what tomorrow holds. This is not an isolated incident and it could easily be your kids, your family, your friends who make a tragic decision that could change/end their life. God Bless

  • Hey Joel let me talk at Lynniecea. Sister you need to grow up and face facts. We in the black community have to quit playing the blame game and admit what we are doing to ourselves. The fact is that while our black brothers and sisters make up only 12 percent of the population, we account for 46 percent of total violent crime in our country and 90 percent of the murders of other black brothers and sisters. It is us black folk, not whites, who are responsible for the gun deaths of our own young black brothers.

  • YOU KNOW WHAT, WHO EVER TONY IS, I SINCERELY FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR MOTHER BECAUSE YOU ARE EMBARASSING THE HELL OUT HER RIGHT NOW! YOU DON’T EMBRACE DEATH I DON’T CARE WHAT THAT CHILD DID, DEATH SHOULD NOT BE JUSTIFIABLE AT ALL IN NOBODYS EYES . WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE THAT BOYS DEATH WHO NAMED YOU JUDGE? YOU NEED TO GET YOUR MIND RIGHT BECAUSE REMEMBER WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND WHAT YOU PUT OUT IS WHAT YOU GET BACK! AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK MR. CAPTAIN SAVE A COP COPS IN THE PAST HAVE NOT JUST KILLED ONLY TO DEFEND THIER SELVES…AND BETTER YET DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT RESPONDING BACK BECAUSE WHAT EVER U HAVE TO SAY IS WORTHLESS GO PICK UP A BIBLE YOU DISCRACE! AND DON’T TRY TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND GIVE A OPINION ON A RACE YOU ONLY OBSEVERVED AND DON’T EVEN KNOW! YOU MUST FEEL LIKE A TINY PICE OF NOTHIN TO GO AS LOW AS YOU JUST WENT GET A LIFE AND GO GET SOME THERAPY!

  • Lynniecea you need face the truth and quit your cobra head, Z snapping ghetto mouth make a fool yourself. Your bro was out acting the fool hurting people with a gun. You shuda schooled him not be shooting at people and then running from the police then he mite still be alive. As a mater of fact you should be out schooling all the brothers shooting and killing each other on the streets. Blacks shoot and kill blacks a 1,000 more times than cops do and the brothers kill each other over dope. Cops only kill to defend themselves.

  • If anyone knows the name of the police officer who killed my little brother please e-mail me and tell me his name so i potition him to be fired. Im reading all of your comments and seeing that this is not the first time this diry cop has hurt a family. my e-mail is [email protected]…@TONY U E-MAIL ME TOO U BITCH I WOULD LOVE TO SPEAK WITH YPUR HEARTLESS ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I am one of Leonard Bradley’s older sisters..I reside in San Francisco,Ca. On my way to class last night my grandmother called and told me about my little brother. Im so hurt because even tough the pd wants to lable my little brother as whatever he still was a human being. The police wants to eliminate the race of blacks by any means and just like they shot bot grant just because they did my little brother the same way. Whoever tony is on here talking all this shit about my brother dUCK YOU YOUR THOUGHTS AND YOUR FEElINGS BITCH. The police did not have to shoot him thay could have just taken him to juvi. For all of you who knew my brother and is sending your love THANK YOU DEARLY.

  • You people make me sick. lets not forget this 16 year old just carjacked someone and shot into a house. Who cares if he is only 16 that is not an excuse for his behavior. He should have stopped when the police told him to he should have not run into a dark field. i dont see any of you running after him but you expect the police to do it. we should not expect our officers to always wait until they are shot at to return fire. this punk knew what he had done and what he was doing. i will give you this if the punk had stopped and just got arrested the system would have let him go because the poor mis guided youth just made a mistake. Then down the road maybe he shoots you or your family member while taking thier car or purse or what ever this little criminal decides to get into.I have been going through this web site and found 16 and 15 year old who stabbed and cut the throat of another 16 year old in a back yard in san jose. salinas found a 13 and 14 year old shot to death by other 14 and 15 year olds. I see some punk on here that was arrested with a loaded gun but because he is 16 they cant tell us his name. its crazy there are all sorts of these youths commiting violent crimes. i think your blamming the wrong people its not the police its YOU its the parents and that punk lawyer Burris from Oakland. It made me sick to see the family members on tv acting like this poor poor criminal was a nice kid and did not deserve to be shot. I am not saying I am glad he was shot and killed but for god sake he did it to himself. He cant own that now because he is dead but come on community you own it stop telling these kids its ok to commit crimes by making excuses for their behavior. Mom and dad shame on you for such a poor job of raising your child I know your a big part of how bad he turned out otherwise you would have not defended his actions. well mom anyway i did not see dad Could that be the problem? so people stop making excuses for violent criminal behavior age is not the issue stop making it so.

  • mane is james l goon how i feel is tha cops should of wated b4 they shot at him l he good i know he didnt have no gun on him but yall cops messed up how yall did tha goon aka leonard like mane

  • This is bullshit that police officer new what he was dOiin so if shots was fired to provoke the officer how is it that there was no gun found on this victim

  • hi. im a a 17 year old female and i attend el cerrio high school . he wasnt no gang member they wouldnt even consider themselves as a gang member im not saying he wasnt wrong for stealing a car but the outcome of this is unbelievable . i feel that if the police didnt seen a gun drawn he had no right shooting him that many times like he did . then findiing out this isnt the police first case with him saying the suspect had a gun. he is no longer a citizen or an officer of the law hes to me just as evil as the criminals thats running around in the streets of richmond ca and sanpablo ca streets for real . then they say the gun was found in the car so how did the police officer see a gun and was being shot at if there is no gun from the start we need answers and need them now because this is crazy . they have places for people thats commenting crimes he didnt deserve to die because i knew him personally and it was a shock when i heard what happened and how the media trying to label these kids …. state of emergency they say they want guns off the street well i feel all guns should be off the street if the police starting to shoot people for fun or since they have a badge pinned on they shirt or hanging around they neck .

  • boy what thee duck he was never violent he wouldnt hurt a fly its crazy okay he was commiting a crime but no way did that lying ass police have a right to shoot and kill him if he didnt see a weapon been drawn he did the same thing 3 years ago on maine ave in the santa fe area and lied and said the suspect tried to take his partner gun after the suspect said i have my hands up and im not arm so i feel he is just a crooked cop and need to be on leave . because now its too families hurting from this tragedy . . . get back at mee

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