Pittsburgh Shooter Identified As Steven Bundridge
On Tuesday morning in Pittsburgh’s Spring Hill-City View neighborhood, Steven Bundridge, 36 years old was shot multiple times and later identified by authorities.
Bundrage was one of the contestants on ESPN’s reality show The Contender. His nickname, K9, came from his ability to easily knock opponents down with powerful combinations.
Sheletta Brundidge has three children living with autism and knows first-hand the challenges they present. Through children’s books she hopes to provide information and comfort about their condition while reminding them how much their loved.
Early Life and Education
Steven Bundridge was born and raised in Brundidge, Alabama and attended Pike County High School before attending Alabama State University in Montgomery to earn his Bachelors in Social Work degree. Additionally, he is a member of Lilly Hill Missionary Baptist Church located near Brundidge.
Marcia Ellsworth Brundidge and Brian are married and they share two sons: Brian(Lynn)Brundidge and Jason(Jessica). Curtis, Kaitlin, Gavin and Cole adorn him greatly as do many family and friends who care deeply for him.
Steven was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in Pittsburgh’s Spring Hill neighborhood. Police were dispatched to 200 Rhine Place near Buente and Rhine streets where a victim had multiple gunshot wounds; he was declared deceased at the scene, without any suspects having been apprehended at this time.
Steven Bundridge was a two-time world champion boxer in the super welterweight division. He made his professional debut on September 15, 1995 against Shawn Purdy and won via 4 round decision – earning himself the moniker “K9”. His vicious fighting style quickly earned him that moniker.
He won 20 of 24 fights after defending his title twice and shared the ring with several top boxers such as Carlos Molina, Cory Spinks, Sechew Powell Joey Hernandez and Zaurbek Baysangurov.
He participated in season two of Contender Boxing Reality TV show and reached the semifinals. Unfortunately he lost in the final bout against Sechew Powell; other defeats came at the hands of Antoine Elerson, Colin McNeil, and Steve Forbes; his record stood at 34-6 with 21 knockouts.
Achievement and Honors
Bundridge was widely respected for his fighting style and ability to knock opponents down, earning numerous accolades throughout his career, including being named IBF Champion against Sechew “Iron Horse” Powell after they met five years earlier for another bout that featured an uncommon double knockdown. ESPN Friday Night Fights series included him in 2007 before retiring in 2012. Bundridge is survived by his wife, two sons Brian and Jason and four grandchildren.
Steven Bundridge was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, as well as an ardent friend to many. Always there when needed he will be dearly missed by his wife Marcia Ellsworth Brundidge; two sons Brian (Lynn) Brundidge and Jason Brundidge as well as four grandchildren Curtis, Kaitlin, Gavin, and Cole of North Carolina. Unfortunately his mother Shirley Fletcher and father Alvin both predeceased him.
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