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Robot used to detonate Kingman explosives

May 1, 2019

KINGMAN — A Kingman Police Department bomb squad robot was used to remove and detonate explosive devices from a Kingman residence last week.

Officers responded at 1:45 p.m. last Wednesday to a report of gunfire and yelling from property in the vicinity of Wilshire and Beverly Avenue.

Kingman Deputy Police Chief Rusty Cooper said officers determined that the activity originated from a structure behind a home known to be occupied by Larry Bradshaw, 36.

“Officers surrounded the residence and structure and provided direction over loud speaker for any occupants to exit the residence,” Cooper said. “After about 15 minutes, Bradshaw did exit and was detained without any incident.”

Cooper said officers determined several shots had been fired into the walls of the structure and that Bradshaw admitted involvement.

“A search warrant was served that resulted in the discovery of several homemade firearms, three homemade explosive devices and assorted methamphetamine drug paraphernalia,” Cooper said. He said Bradshaw is prohibited from possessing weapons.

Cooper said witnesses indicated the Bradshaw had been exhibiting behavior consistent with paranoia and hallucination. He was booked into the county jail for misconduct involving weapons, disorderly conduct involving weapons, illegal discharge of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The robot safely detonated the explosive devices in an open field.