A carjacker shot dead April 16 in a struggle for a University of Pennsylvania police officer's gun has been identified as a 54-year-old man wanted in an earlier domestic shooting. A warrant had been issued for Gilbert Bradley's arrest three days after he was fatally wounded but still unidentified in the morgue, officials said.
Bradley, who lived on the 7400 block of Beverly Road in West Oak Lane, was formally identified Thursday after a fingerprint match and a photo identification by relatives, police said.
The domestic shooting, details of which were not available, took place April 12. Court records show Gilbert had a history of arrests, including a conviction for assault with intent to commit murder.
According to authorities, after carjacking a van at gunpoint and crashing it into a row of cars on Spruce Street near 40th Street, Gilbert tried to flee on foot but got caught by a Penn police officer. During a struggle, the officer's gun fired, hitting Bradley. - Joseph A. Gambardello