Emantic "EJ" Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. Killed by Hoover Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
2000 Galleria Cir
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EJ Bradford was shot and killed by a uniformed Hoover police officer in the Riverchase Galleria mall. Police initially said Bradford fired shots that wounded an 18-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl, but four days later acknowledged a different person fired the shots that wounded the 18-year-old man—pointedly failing to state who shot the 12-year-old girl, Molly Davis—and that the shooter was still at large. It was initially reported the officer was off-duty and serving as mall security. Bradford may have had a licensed gun at the time of his killing and been helping others when police arrived and killed him.

Victim's Name: Emantic "EJ" Fitzgerald Bradford Jr.

Agency Responsible: Hoover Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 21

Race: Black

Date of Death: November 22, 2018

County: Jefferson

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 4199

Off Duty: Off-Duty

Geography: Suburban

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