Man shot, killed had history of running from police


by JESSICA HOLLOWAY / KVUE News and photojournalist SCOTT MCKENNEY

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 3:07 PM

AUSTIN -- KVUE News has learned new details on the criminal background of a man who was shot and killed by an Austin police officer.

Detectives say Ahmede Jabbar Bradley, 35, tried to run from police during a traffic stop last Thursday in East Austin near the intersection of 51st and Manor Road. Austin Police Department Officer Eric Copeland shot and killed Bradley. He says Bradley tried to choke him.

According to the Travis County Clerk, Bradley has a history of running from police. Since 1999, Bradley has at least six convictions for evading arrest, more than a dozen convictions for DWI or possession of a controlled substance, and a history of violence including assault and making terroristic threats. 

Bradley's criminal background is as follows:

July 1999 - Driving while license suspended

Aug. 1999 - Evading arrest

Nov. 1999 - Driving while license suspended

Oct. 2002 - Evading arrest, convicted

Nov. 2002 - DWI, possession marijuana, convicted

June 2004 - Possession, evading arrest, marijuana, DWI, convicted

Mar. 2005 - Evading arrest, DWI, possession marijuana, convicted

Aug. 2006 - Felony possession controlled substance, convicted state jail felony, cocaine

Oct. 2009 - Felony evading arrest and misdemeanor possession marijuana, convicted

Nov. 2009 - Possession marijuana, convicted misdemeanor

Dec. 2010 - Evading arrest, state jail felony, convicted