Brandon Shirley Wiki – Brandon Shirley Biography
Brandon Shirley was a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed while working an off-duty security job in Louisville, Kentucky. He was “targeted and ambushed,” police say. No arrests have been made. The shooting happened on Thursday, August 5, 2021.
Shirley was shot dead inside his pickup truck while on security detail at Rockford Lane Auto Sales about 2:30 a.m. The car dealership is located in Shively, Kentucky, which is a suburb of Louisville. The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating the shooting.
He was 26 years old.
Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy Brandon Shirley was shot at about 2:30 a.m. local time Thursday while working an off-duty security job at Rockford Lane Auto Sales in Shively, Jefferson County Sheriff John Aubrey said at a news conference. Shirley was in uniform at the time, the sheriff said.
The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating.
Police chief Erika Shields said Shirley was “targeted” and “ambushed.”
Brandon Shirley Shot ANd Killed
Sheriff John Aubrey said Deputy Brandon Shirley was shot by an “unidentified assailant or assailant while working an off-duty job.” Shirley was in uniform but was in an unmarked vehicle, his pickup truck, authorities said.
Shirley was rushed to a local hospital and “did not survive the surgery,” Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Carl Yates told CNN. “He was acting in the line of duty,” Yates said.
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Louisville Metro Police Chief Erika Shields told reporters at a press conference Thursday morning the attack was “sickening,” and “absolutely heartbreaking and wholly unnecessary.”
Shirley had worked as a deputy since March 2019 and was assigned to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office’s court security division, Aubrey said. “He was only 26 years old,” Aubrey said. “Brandon received a medal of valor at our lasts awards ceremony.”
Shirley and three other deputies were given the award for their response to a shooting during protests in Jefferson Square Park in Louisville in June 2020.
Before becoming a deputy in 2019, Shirley worked for more than two years as an EMT in Louisville, according to his LinkedIn profile. He was also an EMT at the Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay water park from 2015 until 2018.
Aubrey said at the press conference about Shirley, “He loved being a deputy sheriff, and he was a good one. … He’s a young deputy. Very active, very proactive, and courageous. Good deputy. Well-liked.”
Shields said, “At this time we have to be very limited with the information we put forward. But we can say with a feeling of confidence that he was targeted and that he was ambushed. And it just sickening. We will make an arrest. I just can’t express my condolences enough to all of you.” Shields added, “For police if someone is really determined to kill you, they’re going to kill you. And that was the case here.”
Police released few details about the shooting, but Shields said, “We believe that we may in fact have a couple of potential suspects.” She did not get into further details about the possible suspects or what has led investigators to them.