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OffbeatVideo shows moments after police shot black man at Alabama mall

15:30  28 november  2018
15:30  28 november  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

Man killed in Alabama mall shooting was ‘likely’ not gunman, police say

Man killed in Alabama mall shooting was ‘likely’ not gunman, police say Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford, Jr., 21, who was killed by a police officer after a Thanksgiving night shooting at the Riverchase Galleria was “likely” not the gunman who shot a teenager earlier that evening, police clarified Friday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The incident unfolded at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Alabama, about 10 miles from Birmingham.

Police responding to a shooter at an Alabama mall on Thursday night shot and killed a young black man who they now say was not the gunman.

The family of Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. hold a press conference to discuss their son after he was mistakenly targeted and fatally shot by police responding

HOOVER, Ala. – Social media video shows that witnesses believed police had killed the wrong person when they shot a black man at an Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving. Three gunshot victims can be seen in the video, including Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., also known as EJ.

"They just killed that man in cold blood. They just seen that man had a gun on him. They shot that man down for no reason," Noland Moore could be heard saying in a video uploaded to Facebook.

Family of black man killed by cop in Alabama mall shooting hires civil rights attorney

Family of black man killed by cop in Alabama mall shooting hires civil rights attorney The family of a black man fatally shot by a police officer at an Alabama mall on Thanksgiving night reportedly retained a national civil rights attorney. According to a press release obtained by a local ABC station, the family has hired Benjamin Crump to represent them in the shooting death of Emantic Fitzger ald Bradford Jr. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Crump previously Trayvon Martin's family in their case against George Zimmerman, the station also notes.

Protesters have demanded answers after Alabama police admitted killing a man who they wrongly suspected of shooting two people in a shopping mall . Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr, 21, was shot dead at the mall in Hoover. But on Friday, authorities said Bradford was probably not the gunman

READ MORE: Alabama police say gunman in Black Friday mall shooting remains at large. The unanswered questions surrounding the shooting The officer was not hurt. Video posted on social media by shoppers showed a chaotic scene as shoppers fled. A witness, Lexi Joiner, told Al .com she

Bradford was armed. The 21-year-old had a legal concealed weapons permit, reports CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann. Protesters gathered Tuesday night at the mayor's home to demand answers.

Hoover police have offered shifting explanations for why they mistook Bradford for an active shooter at Riverchase Galleria Mall. At first police in Hoover insisted he had wounded two people earlier at the mall. They quickly backpedaled: Bradford was not the gunman. The real gunman remains at large.

At Birmingham's Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, a civil rights landmark, several hundred supporters shared the Bradford family's anger and frustration. It was too much for April Pipkins, the victim's mother. She collapsed in grief. "I have to go bury my baby boy," father Emantic Bradford Sr. said, choking up with emotion. "And it hurts me to the core because being at home everyday ain't going to be no fun because I can't talk to my child."

Mom of black man killed by police in Alabama mall shooting: "It's backwards"

Mom of black man killed by police in Alabama mall shooting: The family of Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., a black man killed by police in an Alabama mall on Thanksgiving, says he was wrongfully shot. They want the release of all video from that night. Police killed Bradford Jr. after two people were wounded in a shooting at the Riverchase Galleria Mall. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Investigators first said he was responsible, but later said he was likely not the shooter. Hoover police now say at least one gunman is still at large.

Protesters have demanded answers after Alabama police admitted killing a man who they wrongly suspected of shooting two people in a shopping mall . Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr, 21, was shot dead at the mall in Hoover. But on Friday, authorities said Bradford was probably not the gunman

The father of a black man killed by a police officer during a shooting at an Alabama mall said his son had a permit to carry a gun for self-defence, adding it was hurtful police initially portrayed his son as the shooter .

Bradford family attorney Benjamin Crump said Bradford was killed because police saw a black man holding a gun. "There's some suggestion… that to stop the bad guys with guns we need to have the good guys with guns. Well, EJ Bradford was a good guy with a gun," Crump said.

Witnesses have told the family Bradford was trying to help people to safety when he was shot.   Bradford's family is demanding the release of videotapes from the shooting – including what's inside the shooting officer's body camera. CBS News has been pushing for more answers in this shooting. State investigators won't comment while the case is active. Hoover police, despite a pledge of transparency, never got back to us. In their latest statement, they insisted Bradford was holding his gun when they first responded at the mall.

Defense attorney: Alabama mall shooting suspect not guilty.
An attorney is challenging the charge against a man jailed in a Thanksgiving day shooting that took place just before police killed another man at an Alabama mall. Charles Salvagio represents 20-year-old Erron Martez Dequan Brown. The Bessemer man is charged with attempted murder in a shooting that wounded a teenager at a mall near Birmingham. Salvagio said Tuesday that Brown is not guilty. Police blame Brown for a shooting they initially pinned on a black man who was shot and killed.

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