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Bradford Gardner Charged with Sunday's Fatal Shooting of Johnathan Welch

12/16/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Homicide Unit detectives this afternoon charged Bradford Gardner, 29, with criminal homicide for Sunday morning’s fatal shooting Johnathan Welch, 30, outside a residence in the 1500 block of Meadow Bend Drive in Madison.

Welch, who had allegedly been involved in a physical altercation with a woman at the residence late Saturday night, reportedly returned to the home early Sunday when an altercation with Gardner occurred in the front yard. According to witnesses, Welch was retreating to his vehicle when shots were fired. Welch, of Debbie Drive, died at the scene.

Gardner, of 25th Avenue North, refused to be interviewed.

Detective Chris Cote is leading this investigation.

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Bradford Gardner, 29
Bradford Gardner, 29