Good Samaritan dies trying to stop Walgreens shooter

A Good Samaritan died Monday after attempting to stop a shooting suspect Monday in the Walgreens parking lot on Green Oaks Boulevard at New York Avenue in Arlington.


The Arlington Police Department responded to the shooting call at the local pharmacy/retail store in the 5600 block of New York Avenue at approximately 11:50 a.m. Monday.

When officers arrived, they located a man with an apparent gunshot wound, according to a press release from the APD. Investigators determined that the suspect, 22-year-old Ricci Bradden, came to the location and shot his wife during a confrontation in the parking lot. Bradden’s wife was later transported to a local hospital for treatment with non-life threatening injuries.

The Good Samaritan, a man in his mid-30s, saw the incident and retrieved a firearm from his vehicle, then attempted to stop the suspect from leaving by confronting him in the parking lot. The suspect exited his vehicle and shot the Good Samaritan, who was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle and later turned himself in at a Texas Department of Public Safety station in Hill County.

Detectives secured an arrest warrant for murder with initial bond set at $500,000. Once the suspect has been arraigned, he will be transported to Tarrant County.