Galleria Mall Shooting


HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Three people are now charged in the killing of an 8-year-old boy who was shot to death inside Alabama's largest shopping mall. 

Police in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover on Tuesday announced capital murder charges against two 19-year-olds, King Gary Williams and Demetrius Dewayne Jackson Jr. They're charged in the killing last Friday of 8-year-old Royta Giles Jr. Another man was charged on Sunday.


HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — A shooting at an Alabama shopping mall has left an 8-year-old boy dead and three other people hospitalized. 

Hoover's police chief says that a girl and two adults were hospitalized after the shooting inside the Riverchase Galleria. A local school district identified the boy as Royta Giles Jr. Authorities said they were not immediately sure what led to the shooting.

No arrests have been announced.

Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr.
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Parents of a black man who was killed by police who mistook him for a shooting suspect at an Alabama shopping mall said they were filing a federal lawsuit Friday, the first anniversary of his death.

The parents of 21-year-old Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr. joined lawyers at a news conference announcing the suit accusing police and officials in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover, where the fatal shooting occurred, of violating his civil rights.

A statement from the city denied that police or municipal officials did anything wrong.

Mall Shooting Suspect Seeks Police Video

Dec 5, 2018

A man charged with attempted murder in a shooting at an Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving is asking for police video of the entire incident, which ended with police shooting and killing another man.

An attorney for 20-year-old Erron Martez Dequan Brown of Bessemer made the request in a court document filed late Tuesday. It comes as protesters and relatives of the man killed by police, 21-year-old Emantic "EJ" Bradford, Jr., continue asking to see any video of the confrontation.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson delivered the eulogy for an African-American man shot to death by a police officer following a shooting at a crowded Alabama shopping mall.  

Funeral services were held for 21-year-old Emantic "EJ" Fitzgerald Bradford, Jr. on Saturday in Birmingham. 

A police officer in nearby Hoover shot and killed Bradford on Thanksgiving night while responding to a shooting at a crowded shopping mall.

Police later acknowledged he was not the gunman in the shooting that wounded two people.