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St. George man killed roommate after roommate hit the man’s door loudly, police say

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Updated - Jun. 24, 2020 at 2:35 p.m. | Posted - Jun. 24, 2020 at 10:29 a.m.



ST. GEORGE — A St. George man has been arrested and accused of shooting his roommate to death.

Tommy James Bradshaw Jr., 32, was booked into the Washington County Jail early Wednesday and was formally charged later in the day with murder, a first-degree felony, in 5th District Court.

Bradshaw told police he was at home when his roommate returned about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and “hit Tommy’s bedroom door loudly,” according to a police affidavit.

“Tommy had retrieved a handgun from his closet,” the affidavit says. “Tommy had deactivated the safety, operated the slide, and left his room to seek out the victim. Tommy located the victim in a closet and pointed the gun at him before pulling the trigger and seeing the victim fall to the ground.”

The name of the 23-year-old deceased man has not yet been released.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Pat Reavy

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