The man who has been charged with fatally shooting Parkville High senior Brandon Jackson was convicted of second-degree murder in 2003 and was wanted for violating probation at the time of the .
Baltimore County police arrested , on Thursday and charged him with first-degree murder. Police allege Bradley shot Jackson, 18, at around 12:30 a.m. Sunday after an argument in the parking lot of the Exxon station at 7301 McClean Blvd.
Bradley was convicted in 2003 of second-degree murder, robbery and using a handgun during a crime in Baltimore City, according to state and county officials. He was sentenced to 20 years, with half of it suspended, said Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger.
Bradley’s 10-year sentence lasted seven years—from August 2003 until his release on June 28, 2010.
Inmates can become eligible for mandatory release ahead of their full sentence if they earn “dimunition credits” for good behavior and work while in prison.
“It’s a typical unfortunate situation where violent offenders get released from jail and turn around and commit another violent offense,” Shellenberger said.
Court records show that Bradley, whose former address was listed as 223 East St. in Baltimore City, quickly got in trouble after his June release.
He was arrested on a drug charge on Oct. 15 and the Maryland Parole Commission issued a warrant for Bradley, said Mark Vernarelli, director of public information for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Court records showed that two warrants were issued: one for failing to appear in court on the drug charge and another for a violation of probation connected to the second-degree murder conviction.
But before Bradley could be caught, police said he encountered Jackson at the Exxon gas station and Bradley shot him.
Jackson's memorial service was held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Gary P. March Funeral Home in West Baltimore.
Jackson's funeral will be held at Victorious Ministries, the church where he worshipped, on Friday at 10:30 a.m.