>> The family demands transparency.>> The family of a 21-year-old man mistakenly shot dead by police is demanding justice. Police responding to reports of a gunman inside an Alabama shopping center on Thursday night, opened fire on Emantic Bradford. Bradford was carrying a firearm, when he was killed. But investigators soon determined that Bradford was not the gunman in question.
His family desperate for answers.>> I'm upset because you had an off duty officer who was trained. But you come around a corner, you see somebody, you didn't see no gun waving as you said, and you shot my son in the head. You let my son bleed out.
>> City officials and Hoover Police issued a joint statement Monday offering sympathy to Bradford's family. But police insisted in the statement we can say with certainty Mr. Bradford brandished a gun during the seconds following the gunshots. Bradford's mother, April Pipkin, says her son was licensed to carry a firearm, and might have been trying to protect other people in the mall.
His aunt, too, says Bradford was a law abiding citizen.>> He's military, he's a soldier, and they did him wrong.>> His family says he enlisted in basic training. But a Pentagon spokesman says Bradford never served. The official statement says body camera video and other evidence had been handed over to the Alabama law enforcement agency.
The family wants it released to the public, and police held accountable.>> And that's the truth.