Erron Martez Dequan Brown, 20, is the suspected shooter at the Galleria mall in Hoover, Alabama. However, his attorney, Charles Salvagio, is insisting that his client is not guilty and is now demanding Hoover police release body camera footage and surveillance video.
In a press conference, Salvagio said, “We believe that when the video is show — not necessarily the body cam — the video from the mall, we believe that it will show very clearly that Erron Brown was not the instigator of this, very clearly.” He also denied that the shooting was not about a pair of shoes, despite rumors. Salvagio claimed “these people knew each other. This could happen anywhere. Somebody wanted it to happen at the Galleria.” AL.com also reports he said, “He is not guilty. Period.”
See a brief clip from the press conference below:
Erron Martez Dequan Brown has been charged with attempted murder. He is being held on a $125,000 bond and his preliminary hearing will be January 17.
The Nov. 22 shooting left an 18-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl injured. Reportedly, Emantic “EJ” Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. was killed while he was trying to stop the shooter Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Alabama. The cop shot EJ in the face and is reportedly on administrative leave. The officer has remained unidentified. EJ was only 21 years old.
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. We hope they receive justice.