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OffbeatLawyer: Man charged in mall shooting didn't start the melee

19:55  06 december  2018
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Video shows moments after police shot black man at Alabama mall

Video shows moments after police shot black man at Alabama mall Hoover police have offered shifting explanations for why they mistook Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. for an active shooter

Michael Drejka is accused of shooting and killing Markies McGlockton during a confrontation outside of a grocery store.

The melee started about 9:20 p. m . ET Monday night, just as the shopping center was about to close. Thousands of people were still in the mall , Molinelli The shooting sent panic through the mall and set off a frenzied hunt for the gunman. In the early hours of the search, officials weren' t sure whether

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Gunshots that wounded two people and sparked the fatal Thanksgiving day police shooting of a black man in a shopping mall erupted from an "ongoing thing" between people who knew each other, the lawyer for a suspect said Wednesday.

Police arrest suspect in Black Friday shooting at Alabama mall

Police arrest suspect in Black Friday shooting at Alabama mall Police arrest suspect in Black Friday shooting at Alabama mall

Police were still searching Saturday morning for a man who they said had killed four women and a man at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, about 65 miles north of A suspect, Arcan Cetin, was arrested in connection with a deadly mall shooting in Washington State on Friday night.Published OnSept.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Arcan Cetin, the man accused of shooting five people to death in a rampage at a shopping mall last week, was charged on Monday with five counts of first-degree murder. In documents filed in Skagit County District Court, Mr. Cetin, 20, of Oak Harbor, Wash

Charles Salvagio, an attorney representing Erron Brown, who is charged with attempted murder in the gunfire, told a news conference his client did not start the violence.

"This was not a random thing," said Salvagio, who declined to elaborate.

Brown's mother, Ebony Brown, offered condolences to relatives of Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr., the man killed by police, and said she stands by her son.

"His name will be cleared," she said.

Brown's defense offered new details on the holiday melee on the same day that a judge ruled prosecutors must turn over evidence, possibly including police video of the fatal shooting itself. Salvagio predicted the video will show "very clearly" that Brown wasn't the instigator.

Local leaders may release video of mall police shooting if state doesn't

Local leaders may release video of mall police shooting if state doesn't Police shot and killed EJ Bradford Jr. Thanksgiving night, apparently thinking he had fired gunshots at the mall . The actual suspect, Erron Brown, was arrested in Georgia after a manhunt that lasted nearly a week. Hoover's mayor said the city is cooperating with state investigators, but some city leaders want to take it a step further and release all the information and video from the night of the shooting to help set the story straight and ease tensions there, reports CBS News' Mark Strassmann.

A man armed with a rifle entered a Macy's store at a mall in Washington state, fatally shot five people and vanished into the night. A search is underway for the suspect.

A 20-year-old man was taken into custody on Saturday night in connection with a shooting that killed five people on Friday at a mall north of Seattle, the authorities said. The authorities, speaking at a news conference on Saturday night, identified the suspect as Arcan Cetin of Oak Harbor, Wash.

The judge ruled in response to Brown's request for evidence including "all videos of the incident," but exactly how much will be released to the defense could still be up to a judge to decide.

One thing is certain: No video will be made public immediately, despite the demands of Bradford's family and demonstrators who have staged near daily protests since his killing at the Riverchase Galleria, Alabama's largest mall, in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover.

Brown, 20, is charged in a shooting that wounded Brian Xavier Wilson, 18, of Birmingham. A 12-year-old girl also was shot in the back, but no one has been charged with wounding her.

Within seconds of the first shot, an officer fatally wounded Bradford after seeing him at the scene with a weapon, authorities have said. Police at first blamed Bradford for the shooting but then backtracked and arrested Brown near Atlanta last week after a manhunt.

Alabama mall shooting suspect won't fight extradition from Georgia

Alabama mall shooting suspect won't fight extradition from Georgia A suspect in a Thanksgiving night Alabama mall shooting -- which authorities say led a police officer to kill someone who likely wasn't the shooter -- waived his right Friday to fight extradition from neighboring Georgia. "Yes, ma'am," Erron Martez Dequan Brown told a judge in a court in Atlanta's Fulton County on Friday morning, when asked whether he wanted to waive his extradition hearing. Brown, 20, was arrested Thursday at a relative's home in Fairburn, Georgia, a week after a shooting at Riverchase Galleria Mall in the Alabama city of Hoover, a suburb of Birmingham. Brown faces one count of attempted murder in the shooting.

The Washington state mall shooting suspect, accused of killing 5 people, will be arraigned Monday as authorities try to determine a motive, state police said. Mark Francis, a state patrol spokesman. Four women and one man died in the shooting Friday night at a Macy's store at the Cascade Mall in

A woman wounded a man in shooting in the parking lot outside the Sears at Dayton Mall on Monday afternoon. Miami Twp. police said the couple stopped for supplies at Sears in the Dayton Mall , but an argument escalated into a shooting that left a man wounded.

Brown's lawyer said he is not guilty. He is jailed in Birmingham with bond set at $125,000, and his mother said it was difficult seeing her son behind bars.

"He was just a loving kid and still is. That's my heart," said Ebony Brown.

Salvagio wouldn't go into details on how Brown was acquainted with others who were at the mall that night, but he said everyone involved in the confrontation knew each other.

Bradford died of three gunshot wounds to the back of his head, neck and torso, according to a forensic report commissioned by his family. Authorities have said an unnamed officer shot him after seeing a gun, which relatives say Bradford had a permit to carry legally.

Demonstrators have staged protests at the mall and other locations in Hoover. On Tuesday night, they briefly shut down Interstate 459 near the shopping center.


This story has been corrected; some references to Bradford were misspelled.

Judge orders release of evidence in Alabama mall shooting.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Prosecutors must turn over evidence about a confrontation that sparked a fatal police shooting in an Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving night, a judge ruled Wednesday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Jefferson County District Judge William A. Bell Jr. issued a brief order granting a request by Erron Brown, 20, for evidence in the attempted murder case against him. He is charged with shooting a teenager at the mall.

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