Alabama police thought they had shot and killed the man responsible for shooting two teens on Thanksgiving day. Turns out they killed the wrong man.
A fight broke out at Riverchase Galleria in Birmingham and shots were fired. An eighteen-year-old was shot twice and a twelve-year-old innocent bystander was also shot in the back. When police arrived on the scene, they shot and killed 21-year-old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford, Jr. of Hueytown..
At first, reports said Bradford was fleeing the scene with a weapon but police are now saying he was not the shooter Now, Bradford's family is demanding to see the video of the footage to get to the bottom of what really happened. Many at the scene are reporting that the office did not give a warning before firing on Bradford, shooting him in the face.
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NPR's Gigi Douban was following the story.
Crump says several witnesses have come forward and told the family the police officer who killed Bradford at the ma… https://t.co/dB0bXTGE4P— Gigi Douban (@Gigi Douban) 1543164328.0
EJ Bradford Jr press conference with attorney Ben Crump and Bradford’s family. Bradford was killed by a Hoover poli… https://t.co/W6b8utVepq— Gigi Douban (@Gigi Douban) 1543164067.0
Crump says EJ Bradford was a caretaker to his father, a former Bham jail employee who is retired and battling cancer.— Gigi Douban (@Gigi Douban) 1543164143.0
Not only did they assasinate his person but they truly assasinated his character. -Ben Crump, civil rights attorney… https://t.co/c1Y63DzyVQ— Gigi Douban (@Gigi Douban) 1543164198.0
Crump: The family found out through social media that Bradford had been killed and had been labeled the killer.— Gigi Douban (@Gigi Douban) 1543164232.0
#EJBradford was trying to help and get people away from the altercation. Bradford family member collapses— Gigi Douban (@Gigi Douban) 1543164404.0
People are growing increasingly angry.
@BuzzFeedNews https://t.co/lY32K8JOUL— theblerdgurl™️ (@theblerdgurl™️) 1543176720.0
@BuzzFeedNews Damn shame. The parents have not been contacted by the police. They found out on Thanksgiving night… https://t.co/CUdPKFdJ8X— Olivia Brown (@Olivia Brown) 1543181861.0
@BuzzFeedNews Just so it's clear, the headline should be THE ALABAMA STATE POLICE SHOT AND KILLED AN INNOCENT BLACK MAN.— stephen matlock (@stephen matlock) 1543187537.0
@BuzzFeedNews '...later on Fri., Hoover police said that altho' Bradford “may have been involved in some aspect of… https://t.co/M4q8yXYmRm— dangermouth (@dangermouth) 1543173235.0
#GalleriaShooting Active protest by people who say they will be walking through the mall @abc3340 https://t.co/5kjKNI2JDX— Patrick Karl Thomas (@Patrick Karl Thomas) 1543085200.0
How many more protests will it take to get justice?