Investigators seek new tips after man shot in vehicle 11 years ago

Ronald Bradley Jr.

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Investigators are asking for more help solving a homicide case spanning more than 11 years.

A vehicle with four people inside was parked on or near Arkwood Avenue in east Columbus at about 9:20pm on March 8, 2005, according to investigators. A male suspect approached the passenger side of the car and started speaking to the people inside.

Witnesses told investigators that the suspect suddenly and without warning backed away from the car as two other people rushed towards the vehicle with shotgun. They fired at the car.

The driver, Ronald Bradley Jr., was one of several people struck in the gunfire. Bradley crashed the vehicle into a residence at 1228 Arkwood Avenue.

The injured victims were taken to the hospital for treatment, but Bradley was pronounced dead at the scene.

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest or indictment of the people responsible for this crime.  Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to to e-mail a tip. Tips can also be sent by text to “CRIMES” 274637, keyword CMH. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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