The night of #Thanksgiving inside Riverchase Galleria mall located in #Alabama; an altercation occurred leaving an 18 year old male shot twice and a stray bullet hitting a 12 Year old girl and the death of21 Year old Army member and son of a #Birmingham Officer #EmanticFitzgeraldBradfordJr.
According to the #NYTimes ; Police officials were responding to multiple calls pertaining to indications of an active shooter. Officials have recently confirmed that not only was Bradford possibly apart of the altercation but wasn’t responsible for the releasing of any shots. Witness statements and recorded visuals show that Bradford did have a gun but wasn’t responsible for hurting anyone. Sources state Bradford fell victim to being identified as a black male with a gun; recordings show Bradford face down in a pool of blood after the entire ordeal. The officer responsible has been placed on administrative leave.
Family and Friends close to Bradford pressed down anxiously on police officials to release the videos of the night in question. They wanted the truth to be forwarded full circle. Bradford’s mother April Pipkins states “That was not his character at all, He loved life, and he loved people.” •
Our Prayers Go Out To The Entire Bradford Family; We Are Hopeful That Justice Will Be Served!