Protesters gather outside home of Hoover Mayor over Galleria shooting
HOOVER, Ala. (WPMI) —
Protesters intensified efforts for the release of video from the fatal Thanksgiving night police shooting at a mall.
Protesters gathered last night outside the home of Hoover's mayor.
They're demanding video from inside the galleria mall the night Emantic Bradford Jr. was shot and killed.
Authorities originally said Bradford shot and injured an 18-year-old man and 12-year-old girl.
But they now say he had a gun in his hands before officers fired shots.
His killing sparking outrage while the real shooter is still at large.
They later recanted that statement, saying Bradford was not the gunman.
Protesters say if Bradford's parents can't get any sleep, nobody in that neighborhood should either and they'll be back every night until the video is released.
The Hoover mayor says all video was turned over to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the group heading up the investigation.
Earlier in the evening a vigil was held honoring 21-year-old "EJ" Bradford.
However, that vigil ended abruptly after Bradford's mother, collapsed while speaking at the event.
According to those close to the family, she may have suffered a stroke.
Paramedics took her to the hospital for observation.
Her condition is unknown at this time.
Funeral services for Emantic Bradford Jr. are scheduled for Saturday.