Councilman requests ALEA allow Hoover to share information on EJ Bradford shooting

Hoover City Councilman Derrick Murphy (

During a briefing Thursday, Councilman Derrick Murphy requested ALEA allow the city of Hoover to share what information they have regarding the shooting of EJ Bradford.

Bradford was fatally shot by a uniformed Hoover police officer responding to reports of shots fired at the Riverchase Galleria Thanksgiving night, police said. Hoover Police initially identified Bradford as the suspected shooter, but later said he likely did not fire the shots that injured an 18-year-old and 12-year-old. A suspect in the shooting, 20-year-old Erron Brown, was taken into custody in Fulton County, Georgia before noon Thursday.

Murphy said if ALEA does not approve the request by noon on Monday, Hoover will decide if it can release the information it has. He did not specify if that info includes video of the shooting and did not guarantee the information's release, saying the city would decide.

Councilman Murphy, Mayor Brocato and Police Chief Derzis met with the Bradford family earlier this week to apologize for identifying Bradford as the shooter and offered condolences and prayers for the family.

Bradford's funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the 5,000-seat Boutwell Auditorium, where Rev. Jesse Jackson will deliver the eulogy.

ALEA continues to investigate and anyone with information regarding the mall shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777.

You can see the briefing here:

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