Police in the US state of Alabama have admitted that they might have shot and killed the wrong man while pursuing a suspect involved in a mall shooting that left two people injured.
On Friday night, Alabama police released a statement saying the black man they killed likely did not fire the rounds that wounded an 18-year-old and 12-year-old at the Riverchase Galleria in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover on Thanksgiving night.
The victim of police fire was identified as Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr.
The shooting occurred after a fight in the mall shortly before 10 pm (11 pm ET), near the Footaction and JC Penney stores on the second level on Thursday.
Police initially said Bradford fired the shots, but later on they said the actual suspect was still at-large.
“Over the past 20 hours, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigators and crime scene technicians have interviewed numerous individuals and examined several critical…