BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — City officials in Alabama say they met with the family of a man killed by a police officer and apologized for inaccurately describing him as the gunman in a Thanksgiving night shooting at a crowded mall.
The city of Hoover issued a statement Wednesday saying the mayor, police chief and a city council members met with the family of Emantic “EJ” Bradford, Jr.
Bradford was killed by an officer responding to a report of a mall shooting.
The statement says city officials offered their condolences and “answered any questions that they could.”
The statement also says Police Chief Nick Derzis “apologized for an inaccurate public statement in the wake of this tragedy that implied that Mr. Bradford was the suspected shooter.”