Autopsy results expected on man shot by police at Alabama mall


This undated image provided by Emantic Bradford, Sr. shows Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford, Jr., 21, posing for a picture at his father’s home near Birmingham, Ala., in his senior year of high school. About 200 people marched through an Alabama shopping mall to protest Bradford Jr.’s death, whom police erroneously believed was the gunman who shot […]

(AP) – An attorney is expected to release the results of a private autopsy conducted on a black man killed by a police officer responding to gunfire at an Alabama mall.
Attorney Ben Crump scheduled a news conference Monday morning in Birmingham.
A police officer fatally shot Emantic “EJ” Fitzgerald Bradford, Jr. after two people were wounded by gunfire in a crowded mall Thanksgiving night.
Police initially described Bradford as the mall gunman, but later said they were wrong. Then they said Bradford’s appearance with a handgun moments after the shooting increased the threat level for officers.
Crump said last week that the family hired a pathologist whose independent autopsy would determine how many times Bradford was shot and if he was shot in the front or the back.

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