Riverchase Galleria shooter arrested by U.S. Marshals Service
The United States Marshals Service has executed an arrest warrant on the alleged Riverchase Galleria shooter, taking him into custody in the metro Atlanta area.
Yellowhammer News learned of the arrest shortly after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, and Fox 5 in Atlanta has confirmed the update in the case through their own reporting. Fox 5 has said 20-year-old Erron Brown was arrested in South Fulton.
This is a breaking news update and will be updated as information comes in.
Update, 10:55 a.m.:
Fox 5 is reporting that, “Brown will be taken to the South Fulton Police Precinct, where he will be questioned by local and Alabama authorities. U.S. Marshals said Brown was staying at a relative’s house when he was arrested.”
Brown was arrested at approximately 8:30 a.m. CST on Thursday.
Picture of alleged shooter, Erron Brown pic.twitter.com/wg8yVwTJJm
— Sean Ross (@sean_yhn) November 29, 2018
Update, 12:30 p.m.:
WBRC’s Jonathan Harrison has tweeted comments from the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), which is the division of ALEA investigating the Riverchase Galleria shooting.
Brown, who is facing attempted murder charges, will reportedly face a $150,000 bond when he is extradited back to Alabama from Georgia.
SBI said, “It is highly likely that prematurely releasing information, including video evidence, would have hampered the investigation’s progress thus far, even to the point of deterring key witnesses.”
The statement added, “As other witnesses continue to come forward, it is imperative for the integrity of the investigation that SBI continue to keep confidential information Agents obtain… SBI continues to ask for the public’s and City of Hoover’s support by being patient, allowing the judicial process to proceed in the manner provided under our country’s and state’s system of justice.”
This came after Hoover officials earlier in the day publicly called for the release of the limited information and video footage that they turned over to ALEA at the beginning of the investigation.
— Jonathan Hardison (@FOX6Hardison) November 29, 2018
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn