KPD bomb robot carrying an explosive device, April 24, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Kingman Police Department)
Crime

Kingman Police EOD Neutralizes Homemade Explosive Devices

KPD bomb robot carrying an explosive device, April 24, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Kingman Police Department)

KINGMAN — Kingman Police Department apprehended a Kingman man for allegedly possessing homemade explosive devices.   

Kingman Police Department arrested Larry W. Bradshaw Jr., 34, of Kingman, about 2 p.m. April 24 on felony charges of three counts misconduct involving weapons, disorderly conduct weapons, unlawful discharge of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Larry W. Bradshaw Jr. (Photo courtesy of MCSO)
Larry W. Bradshaw Jr. (Photo courtesy of MCSO)

Officers responded about 1:45 p.m. to a report of yelling and gunshots from a structure behind a residence in the 500 block of Wilshire Ave., known to be occupied by Bradshaw. Officers surrounded the residence and structure and gave orders over a loudspeaker for occupants to exit the residence.  

According to KPD, Bradshaw exited the residence after about 15 minutes and was detained without incident.  

Police said Bradshaw, the sole occupant, had fired several rounds from a handgun. Bullet holes were found in the walls of the structure. KPD said Bradshaw, who is a prohibited possessor of a firearm, was arrested.  

Police served a search warrant and allegedly discovered several homemade explosive devices and assorted methamphetamine drug paraphernalia. Previous police involvement and witness statements indicate that Bradshaw appeared to be suffering from paranoia and hallucinations. Kingman Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) safely processed the explosive devices and rendered them safe.  

Bradshaw, who allegedly admitted involvement in the offenses, was arrested and booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

The investigation is ongoing.

Source: City of Kingman Police Department