A YouTube clip released by Chicago area police shows doorbell video of a home invasion allegedly involving a Chattanooga man in an incident which left his accomplice dead.
Murder charges were filed earlier this month against Bradley Finnan, 39, of Chattanooga, accused by police of breaking into a suburban Chicago home with the accomplice, who was fatally shot by the homeowner, according to The Associated Press.
Finnan was charged last week with murder and home invasion for the alleged attack that left Larry Brodacz, 58, of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, dead, the AP reported.
Cook County, Illinois, prosecutors told a judge that Finnan and Brodacz were armed with a gun when they rang the doorbell of a home in Arlington Heights and pushed their way in during an apparent robbery attempt.
Brodacz was fatally shot when he attacked the homeowner with a knife, prosecutors said. Finnan was arrested shortly after fleeing the home.
After his capture, Finnan told investigators Brodacz claimed he'd seen $200,000 in cash in boxes in the home 20 years ago and believed the money was still there, prosecutors said. Finnan told investigators he knew Brodacz from a car dealership where they both worked.
An Oct. 26, 2019, post on the website of University Motors on Lee Highway in Chattanooga by a customer said that "Bradley Finnan was the most helpful salesman I have met."
The post said Finnan "listened very closely to my needs and challenges of what car would best suit my situation. His guidance was authentic and helpful in purchasing a car. I highly recommend Bradley and appreciate University Motors of Chattanooga."
University Motors on Thursday declined comment when asked about Finnan.
A Chicago Sun-Times YouTube video can be seen at youtube.com/watch?v=_QuVRfH690o. The clip has recorded nearly 70,000 views.
The homeowner later told investigators he opened the door to the two men expecting to greet landscapers. Prosecutors said that as the homeowner fought Finnan, the other intruder went after the man's wife and two children, who fled to an upstairs bedroom.
After fighting off Finnan, the homeowner retrieved his own gun and fatally shot Brodacz in the abdomen, police said. Finnan is being held under an Illinois statute that allows murder charges against suspects if they take part in a felony offense that leads to another person's death.