Man facing charges linked to Riverchase Galleria shooting appeared in court Thursday

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Suspect claims self-defense in Hoover Galleria shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The man facing attempted murder charges in connection with the Thanksgiving night shooting at the Galleria is claiming self-defense. 

Erron Brown appeared in court Thursday with his attorney Charles Salvagio. His attorney says his client was attacked by 18-year-old Brian Wilson first. Brown faces attempted murder charges following the mall shooting. During the mall shooting, Wilson and a 12-year-old bystander were shot. Emantic “E.J.” Bradford was shot and killed by Hoover Police.

Salvagio explained to CBS 42 what’s next in this case.

“It [the case] goes before a grand jury in front of 18 people,” Salvagio said. “If 12 people think there is enough evidence to go forward, they will issue an indictment. He will end up in circuit court and if that happens we will be ready to try the case.” 

During Thursday’s court session, Salvagio says the judge lowered Brown’s bond from $125,000 to $60,000. 

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