Funeral set for victim in Alabama police shooting


This Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, image made from a video provided by ABC 33/40, authorities respond after reports of shots fired at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, a Birmingham, Ala., suburb. A man was shot and killed by police after a fight at the mall ahead of Black Friday shopping resulted in gunfire that injured […]

(AP) – The funeral for a black man shot to death by police inside an Alabama shopping mall will be held in the city auditorium in Birmingham.

Services for 21-year-old Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the 5,000-seat Boutwell Auditorium.
A family aide announced the arrangements during a vigil Tuesday where the man’s parents talked about the pain of him dying in a police shooting in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover.
Bradford’s mother collapsed as she began speaking about her loss. His father cried as he described missing hearing his son call him “daddy.”
Police say an officer killed Bradford after seeing him with a gun following a shooting at the mall. Authorities first identified Bradford as the shooter but later said they were wrong.

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