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AG Steve Marshall takes over Hoover mall shooting prosecution

On Thursday, Steve Marshall made a statement regarding the Thanksgiving mall shooting in Hoover.

Posted: Dec 13, 2018 10:29 AM
Updated: Dec 13, 2018 11:50 AM

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall made a statement in Birmingham Thursday at 10:30 a.m. regarding the Thanksgiving shooting at the Riverchase Galleria mall in Hoover.

Marshall said his office will assume the prosecution for the victims', Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford, Brian Wilson and Molly Davis, shootings. He wrote a letter to the Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr saying that this decision is based upon Carr's personal interest in the case.

Public outrage erupted after the Hoover Police Department said the man who died from being shot and killed by police after running away from the scene, Bradford, was not the one who fired the shots that injured the 18-year-old and a 12-year-old. The suspected shooter, 20-year-old Erron Brown, was taken into custody in Fulton County, Georgia and extradited to the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham. 

Carr had previously addressed a potential conflict of interest to Marshall about the connection between himself and other parties in the case.

The National Prosecution Standards rule 1-3.3(d) states:

"The prosecutor should excuse himself or herself from any investigation, prosecution, or other matter where personal interests of the prosecutor would cause a fair-minded, objective observer to conclude that the prosecutor’s neutrality, judgment, or ability to administer the law in an objective manner may be compromised."

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Marshall's letter to Carr is below.

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