Boyfriend, 27, who ‘shot dead Good Samaritan who stopped to help his girlfriend after her car broke down’ is indicted for murder
- Brandon Gladney, indicted on 18 counts, including first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, in May 2020 killing
- Gladney is accused of shooting dead Lorenzo McAdory, 42, who stopped to help suspect’s girlfriend
- The 29-year-old woman’s car stalled in Memphis at night, and McAdory offered to help
- Gladney soon arrived on the scene, got into an argument with McAdory and allegedly opened fire on him
Brandon Gladney, has been indicted on 18 counts, including first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, in connection with a May 2020 killing
A Tennessee man has been indicted on a murder charge in the shooting death of a Good Samaritan who had stopped to help the suspect’s girlfriend with car troubles.
A grand jury on Thursday indicted 27-year-old Brandon Gladney on a dozen-and-a-half criminal counts, including first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony.
Gladney is being held in the Shelby County Jail on $750,000. He has been in custody since May 2020.
The incident occurred at around 3.00am on May 8, 2020, at Third Street and Ford Road in southwest Memphis where a 29-year-old woman’s car was stalled in a traffic lane.
Lorenzo McAdory, 42, and a friend stopped and asked the woman if she needed help. She replied that her car had broken down but that her boyfriend was on the way.
Lorenzo McAdory, 42, was shot and killed at Third Street and Ford Road in southwest Memphis, after he offered to help Gladney’s girlfriend with her stalled car
Investigators said Gladney, the boyfriend, arrived moments later, began arguing with McAdory, pulled a gun and opened fire.
McAdory was struck multiple times and was taken to Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, reported WREG. His companion sought cover under a vehicle and was not injured.
It is unclear what was the cause of the disagreement between Gladney and McAdory that led to the homicidal violence.
A spokesperson for the district attorney’s office on Monday declined to clarify the motive behind the shooting, but said that Gladney was ‘upset’ with both McAdory and his girlfriend.
McAdory’s white Infiniti is pictured at the scene of the shooting in May 2020
Gladney was arrested at his home a week later by US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Gladney is due back in court on April 6.
Online records indicate that Glandey has a criminal history in Tennessee that includes charges of aggravated robbery, fugitive from justice, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, public intoxication and reckless driving.