"They believed he had something they wanted," says Godwin. The police director said the robbery attempt was unsuccessful.
Earlier this week, Tunica County Sheriff Larry Liddell reported that Bradford may have won several thousand dollars at a Tunica casino the weekend of his murder. Memphis Police will not discuss details of the casino trip due to the ongoing investigation.
Though the three men in custody are not U of M students, Godwin says possible future arrests in the case may involve students.