An independent autopsy revealed Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr., the young man who was fatally shot by Alabama police on Thanksgiving night, was hit three times from behind, which means he posed no threat to police at the time he was killed.
EJ was shot in the lower back, neck, and head by police inside of the Riverchase Galleria in Alabama after a gunman opened fire striking an 18-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl.
Police initially stated Emantic Bradford Jr. was the suspect and they praised the officer who took him down. They later admitted EJ was not the shooter.
The actual shooting suspect, Erron Martez Dequan Brown, was arrested last week near Atlanta.
EJ’s family, along with their Civil Rights attorney Benjamin Crump, are calling for charges against the officer who killed him.
In a news conference, Crump said:
We believe, based on this forensic evidence, that this officer should be charged with a crime.
There’s nothing that justifies [the officer] shooting EJ as he’s moving away from him. You’re not a threat when you’re running away.
If that was anybody else who shot somebody three times in the back, it would be justified that they be charged with murder.
I totally agree. What are your thoughts on this?