The fatal shooting mistake in shopping mall incident

An Alabama officer fatally shot a black man who pulled out his legally permitted weapon following gunfire at a shopping mall.
1:13 | 11/27/18

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tonight to the growing outrange. A young black man shot and killed. Police apparently confused him with the suspect. That suspect, still at large tonight. Here's ABC's Steve osunsami. Reporter: E.J. Bradford's family tonight says he was that so-called "Good guy with a gun" at a shooting inside this Alabama mall on Thanksgiving day. But because he's black, they say he was shot and killed by responding police. This is a picture of the 21-year-old in uniform. He briefly served in the army. And the officer that shot him, you didn't give my child no warning, basically. You just up and shoot, assuming because you see a gun. Reporter: Alabama police tonight say they're sympathetic to Mr. Bradford's grieving family, but stopped short of saying they're sorry. Everybody out now! Reporter: They admit that the real gunman, who shot two people and sent shoppers scrambling, is still at large. Bradford's family believes he was trying to help save lives and say his gun was legal. It feels like someone has ripped my heart out. Reporter: Late this evening, the mayor came out and called for patience. The family of the victim is asking for police to release all of their body camera videos. There is a protest scheduled here tonight. David? Steve osunsami, thank you. There is still a major

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