Autopsy results expected on black man shot by police at mall
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An attorney is expected to release the results of a private autopsy conducted on a black man killed by a police officer responding to gunfire at an Alabama mall.
Attorney Ben Crump scheduled a news conference Monday morning in Birmingham.
A police officer fatally shot Emantic "EJ" Fitzgerald Bradford, Jr. after two people were wounded by gunfire in a crowded mall Thanksgiving night.
Police initially described Bradford as the mall gunman, but later said they were wrong. Then they said Bradford's appearance with a handgun moments after the shooting increased the threat level for officers.
Crump said last week that the family hired a pathologist whose independent autopsy would determine how many times Bradford was shot and if he was shot in the front or the back.
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