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Real Birmingham Mall Shooter Finally Arrested In Georgia

After a week of shady and shoddy police work by the men and women in blue down in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. Marshals finally arrested the shooter who injured 2 children at Riverchase Mall. According to CNN, Erron Martez Dequan Brown was apprehended at a relative’s house not far from Atlanta.

The problem is, before catching Erron Martez Dequan Brown, Hoover Police killed Emantic Bradford Jr. in a highly suspicious and likely racist case of “mistaken identity”. Bradford’s funeral will be we held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham. City officials and protesters are currently putting pressure on the Alabama state’s police to release “limited information” about the shooting that might provide some clarity about how and why Emantic was killed. In their response, the ALEA makes it clear they don’t wanna say a damn thing about it:

“It is highly likely that prematurely releasing information, including video evidence, would have hampered the investigation’s progress thus far, even to the point of deterring key witnesses,” ALEA said in a statement.

“As other witnesses continue to come forward, it is imperative for the integrity of the investigation that SBI (the State Bureau of Investigation) continue to keep confidential information Agents obtain.”

As for Erron Martez Dequan Brown, he’s facing attempted murder charges for shooting 18-year-old Brian Xavier and an unidentified 12-year-old girl.

We hope and pray that Ematic Bradford’s family gets justice and whatever inadequate form of restitution that they can. Sadly, not even justice and legal award can make this right.



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