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Police Shot Wrong Person in Alabama Mall Shooting — 3 Quotes

1. “The police in Alabama said an officer fatally shot a 21-year-old black man on Thursday night who they said shot at least one person at a mall near Birmingham, turning a Thanksgiving holiday shopping scene into chaos. But on Friday the police said the man actually wasn’t the gunman and the true gunman remained at large.”
-Mihir Zaveri, The New York Times.

2. “Over the past 20 hours, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigators and crime scene technicians have interviewed numerous individuals and examined several critical evidentiary items. New evidence now suggests that while Mr. Bradford may have been involved in some aspect of the altercation, he likely did not fire the rounds that injured the 18-year-old victim.”
-Gregg Rector, Hoover Police Captain

3. “About 200 people marched through an Alabama mall on Saturday to protest the shooting death of a man whom police erroneously believed was a gunman who wounded two people at the shopping center. The protesters gathered at the spot at the Riverchase Galleria mall in suburban Birmingham where 21-year-old Emantic ‘EJ’ Bradford Jr was shot and killed by a police officer responding to reports of gunfire on Thursday night.”
-Associated Press.

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