Several dozen protesters blocked an Alabama road at rush hour on Monday demanding information about the fatal shooting of a black man by police at one of the state's busiest shopping malls, The Associated Press reports.
A police officer shot and killed 21-year-old Emantic "E.J." Bradford Jr. on Thanksgiving night. Police in Hoover, Alabama, outside Birmingham, initially said Bradford was the gunman in a shooting at the Riverchase Galleria that left an 18-year-old and a 12-year-old bystander wounded.
The Washington Post reports that they later said that Bradford, who had a concealed-carry permit, wasn't the gunman, but was holding a gun. A third statement made it unclear whether Bradford had his gun out when he was shot. Witnesses said several shoppers pulled guns after the shooting. Bradford's family called for releasing police body camera footage.
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