MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD)— In this week’s Ark-La-Miss Most Wanted, we are taking a look at a shooting that claimed the life of a Monroe man, leaving a mother mourning the loss of her son. It’s a case where eyewitness testimonies led investigators to develop two suspects who are wanted for murder.
“Because it hurts, it hurts to lose a child. It hurts to lose anybody, but to get your son or daughter taken away from you like that, it’s miserable”, said Clementine Bradley.
Bradley says her son, 34-year-old Ladarius Bradley was taken away from her too soon, saying he was a good person and full of love. “He was a good person. He’d give you the shirt off his back. He was a kind-hearted person, a loving person. I loved him and he loved me”, she said.
Ladarius Bradley was found suffering from gunshot wounds on Forrest Avenue on February 23, 2023, when first responders arrived at the shooting scene. He was shot three times and taken to a local hospital where he died.
During the detectives’ investigation, they learned Bradley had been dropped off at that location when he came in contact with the suspects Kevin Berry and Roddrick Bass. An argument took place between the three men. Witnesses told police both suspects began firing shots at Bradley which led to his death. Video evidence obtained by authorities corroborated those statements.
“I would ask them why did they take my son. Why did they do him that way because he wasn’t bothering them, I know he wasn’t. Her message to detectives working her son’s case: “Please find those boys and bring them to justice, because I don’t want them out there doing this to nobody else because if they get away with this, they will do it again”, Bradley added.
Have you seen Kevin Berry or Roddrick Bass? Each is wanted on one count of Second-Degree-Murder. Call Crime Stoppers of North Delta at 318-388-CASH with any information on their whereabouts.