APD arrests suspect who fired at officer at traffic circle

Traffic Circle Arrest
Published: Nov. 27, 2022 at 12:59 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2022 at 11:48 AM CST
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Alexandria Police have arrested a suspect in connection with an incident Saturday evening that resulted in shots fired at an officer and a search that led to the brief shutdown of the South Traffic Circle.

James Bradley, 29, of Alexandria, was arrested Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, and charged with aggravated assault upon a police officer with a firearm, theft under $1,000 and resisting an officer.

James Bradley
James Bradley(Credit: KALB)

APD said Bradley was at the Alexandria Mall when an APD officer working security attempted to arrest him for shoplifting.

Bradley then ran away and into the nearby traffic circle with the officer in pursuit. Police said the officer heard Bradley fire two shots before the officer stopped chasing him and waited for backup.

APD and other law enforcement agencies surrounded the traffic circle and tried to find Bradley but were unsuccessful. Around 9 p.m. officers called off the search and reopened the traffic circle. He was arrested the next day.

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