WATCH: Funeral service for Emantic Bradford Jr.


    Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford, Jr., 21, of Hueytown (Photo courtesy of family)

    The funeral service for 21-year-old Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr. has finished at the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham.

    Bradford was fatally shot at the Riverchase Galleria on Thanksgiving night by a Hoover police officer responding to reports of gunfire. Authorities inaccurately identified Bradford as the suspected shooter following the a mall shooting that left an 18-year-old and 12-year-old injured.

    Renowned civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson will deliver the eulogy.

    Hoover city officials met with family members earlier this week and apologized for inaccurately identifying Bradford as the shooter and offered condolences and prayers for the family's loss.

    A suspect in the shooting, 20-year-old Erron Brown, was taken into custody in Fulton County, Georgia before noon Thursday.



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