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2002 cold case murder suspect identified

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The Birmingham Police Department has made a cold case arrest in the murder of Birmingham Police Officer Joseph Daniels in November 2002.

A Capital Murder warrant has been obtained against Adam Bradford.  An Attempted Murder warrant with a $60,000.00 bond has also been obtained against him.  Bradford is in the custody of the St. Clair Correctional Facility on unrelated charges.            

Officer Joseph Daniels was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery at Reno Chicken and Burgers on Graymont Avenue at approximately 8:45PM on November 18, 2002. Officer Daniels, who was off duty at the time, exchanged shots with the suspect and pursued him out of the restaurant until he collapsed as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest. A restaurant employee was also shot and wounded by the suspect.   Officer Daniels served with the Birmingham Police Department for ten years and was assigned to the North Precinct.

Bradford has prior arrests for drug offenses, unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle and robbery.

The investigation is still ongoing. If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, they are encouraged to contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 254-7777.