Police Justified In Alabama Mall Shooting
ALABAMA'S ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS THE SHOOTING OF AN ARMED, BUT INNOCENT MAN AT A SHOPPING MALL WAS JUSTIFIED
Birmingham, AL (WBRC) – Alabama’s Attorney General will not charge the officer who shot and killed an innocent man at a shopping mall last Thanksgiving.
Hoover police shot E.J. Bradford, who is black, in the back three times as he fled the scene of a shooting in the Riverchase Galleria.
The Attorney General’s report says the white officer who pulled the trigger was justified.
Police initially thought Bradford was responsible for a shooting that injured two people moments earlier, because he was carrying a gun as he ran through the mall.
They later admitted his shooting was a case of mistaken identity and also recanted the statement that he was brandishing his weapon.
The man police believe is actually responsible for the shooting was apprehended several days later in Georgia.
He has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of an 18-year-old at the mall.
A 12-year-old girl was also shot and injured, nobody has been charged for shooting her.