The Hoover City Council's public authorities convened a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of holding a leadership session following the deadly shooting on November 22 in an Alabama mall, which killed a man and injured a man aged 18 and 12 years. girl. Hoover is a suburb located south of Birmingham.
The AP has since reported that Hoover Police captain Gregg Rector had stated that investigators felt that "at least one gunman" was still on the run.
The council has consulted with the city's attorney to discuss a "pending or threatening" litigation following the shooting at the Riverchase Galleria on Thanksgiving night, reported AL.com.
Specifically, city council chair Gene Smith consulted with the city's lawyer about a management session that was reportedly closed to the public and the media.
The night of the gunshot, Hoover police intercepted, shot dead Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford, 21, after police said he was responsible for the shots that had injured the 18-year-old boy and his daughter .
The Associated Press has since reported that the police had retracted, claiming "that it was unlikely Bradford fired". However, the rector said that Bradford could have been involved in the altercation.
In a statement released on Monday, police said Bradford had a weapon in his hand "during the seconds following the shots, which immediately reinforced the sense of threat posed by the approaching police," the report said. # 39; AP.
Carlos Chaverst and Le'Darius Hilliard came forward to inform the council that they would continue to conduct peaceful protests until they got answers to their questions.
Chaverst and Hilliard seem resolved.
"You know me," said Chaverst at the meeting. "We will continue to do what we do. We will continue our peaceful demonstrations of civil disobedience. If we are to close the whole city of Hoover, we will do it. And if we're going to stop everyone in Hoover from spending another penny here, we'll do it. We will do everything in our power to attract more attention, more awareness and more justice. "
The attorney told the meeting that litigation potential fits well with Alabama law. The State Investigative Office, which is now handling the case, said it would not broadcast any video surveillance of the mall after the incident as long as the investigation continues.
Protests since the shooting took place at the mall and at the town hall. A demonstration of protest was to begin Tuesday night at Hoover City Hall.
Chaverst and Hilliard both expressed concern that the city would not have contacted the Bradford family or released the videos for public review.
April Pipkins, Bradford's mother, told AP that she had learned of her son's death on social media and that she needed to call the coroner to confirm the worst. She and about 200 people attended a community vigil for Bradford on Tuesday.th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham.
Bradford allegedly had an altercation with his 18-year-old friend about sports shoes at the mall. The friend remains hospitalized, but the 12-year-old girl was released from hospital on Monday.
We still do not know who fired exactly the shots that hurt the two survivors.