UPDATE: St. George man charged with murder, makes court appearance

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Tommy Bradshaw

SATURDAY 8/21/2021 9:39 a.m.

ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4) – A St. George man has been charged with first-degree murder in the 2020 death of his roommate.

Authorities say Tommy Bradshaw Jr. shot his roommate, former Dixie State University football player Jamal “Tank” Goodman, after finding him in a closet of their home.

Officers with the St. George Police Department tell ABC4 News the initial call came in at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2020, on reports of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Legacy Ridge Apartments. Authorities located a man on scene with an injury to his chest.

Police said Bradshaw was on scene and admitted to officers he had shot and killed his roommate. Bradshaw told police he had been in the residence when the victim returned home and hit his bedroom door loudly, according to police. The suspect told police he retrieved a handgun from his closet, left the room to seek out his roommate, located him in a closet, and shot him.

Bradshaw has since been charged with first-degree murder. He appeared in court in mid-August and, according to St. George News, both sides argued whether Bradshaw should be tried for murder.

ORIGINAL STORY: St. George man arrested on suspicion of murder

WEDNESDAY 6/24/2021

ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4 News) — A St. George man has been arrested after police say he admitted to shooting his roommate, who was later pronounced dead at Dixie Regional Medical Center.

Tommy Bradshaw Jr., 32, is now facing one first-degree felony charge of murder after being booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility at approximately 4:10 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers with the St. George Police Department tell ABC4 News the initial call came in at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on reports of self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Legacy Ridge Apartments at 1990 East and 514 South. Authorities located an adult male on scene with an injury to his chest.

Police say Bradshaw was at the location and eventually told officers he had been in the residence when the victim returned home and hit his bedroom door loudly.

At that point, the suspect told police he retrieved a handgun from his closet, left the room to seek out the victim, located the victim in a closet and pointed the gun at him before pulling the trigger and watching the victim fall to the ground.

The victim was later identified as Jamal “Tank” Goodman a former football player for Dixie State University.

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