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The 21-year-old black man killed by police during the Alabama mall shooting was not the gunman, say police who have warned that the shooter is still on the loose.
Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., the son of a Birmingham cop and a member of the US Army, was shot dead by officers responding to reports of an active shooter at the Riverchase Galleria on Thanksgiving Day.
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An 18-year-old boy was shot twice after getting into a fight with the gunman, and a nearby 12-year-old girl was also injured when struck by a stray bullet.
On Friday evening, Hoover Police Department revealed new evidence showing that Bradford may have been involved in an altercation with the 18-year-old, and at least one other individual, 'he likely did not fire the rounds' that injured the victims.
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Investigators now believe that several people were involved in the original fight, which broke out at 9.30pm on Thursday, and it's unclear whether Bradford was attempting to break up the altercation, or if he was involved from the beginning.
Police says Bradford was fleeing the scene while brandishing a handgun when he was shot and killed by a uniformed Hoover police officer.
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Bradford was pronounced dead at the scene at 10.11pm.
The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave.
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Hoover police say the evidence, which came from witness statements and crime scene technicians, means that the real gunman is still at-large. A weapon was later recovered from inside the mall's Santa's Village.
Footage taken from inside the mall showed Bradford's body lying in a pool of blood moments after he was shot dead by police.
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The video, filmed from within the Footaction store, also captured people frantically shouting for customers to leave the premises where Bradford's body was positioned on its side.
'Everybody out!' one person can be heard yelling.
Another shouts: 'Let's...
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