Arrested Suspect: Bradley Bolden, B/M, DOB 02/12/1991, of 6701 21st Street
South, St. Petersburg
Charge: First Degree Murder
At approximately 9:15 p.m. this evening, homicide detectives located Bradley
Bolden in the 1300 block of 66 Avenue South and took him into custody on a
charge of first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of
Security Officer Mathew Little at the Mariner Point Apartments early yesterday
morning. Bolden did not offer any resistance and was taken into custody
He was brought to police headquarters for further interview with
investigators. During that interview Bolden admitted committing the murder and
stated he was motivated by his dislike for security personnel and law
enforcement in general.
Earlier in the day, detectives had received several tips indicating that
Bolden had committed the murder. He was subsequently identified by a witness
who had seen him fleeing the apartment complex immediately after the shooting
carrying two handguns.
Detectives are attempting to locate the murder weapon and Officer Little's
handgun at this time, based on information provided by Bolden.
Officer Little's family have been notified of the arrest.