Alabama Fan Shot Dead After Crimson Tide LossBy: Val Powell - December 3, 2013
An Alabama woman has been charged with murder after she shot to death a fellow Alabama fan. The shooting happened at a football party shortly after the end of Iron Bowl college football match in which Crimson Tide lost to Auburn Tigers. The woman, identified as 28-year-old Adrian Briskey pulled the trigger on Michelle Shepherd after she said she didn’t care that much that Tide had lost.
Nekesa Shepherd, the sister to the victim, was present when the shooting happened. “She (Briskey) said we weren’t real Alabama fans because it didn’t bother us that they lost. And then she started shooting.” she said.
Adrian Laroze Briskey was charged on Monday morning with killing 36-year -old Michelle Shepherd. Briskey was released on $75,000 bond pending a hearing of the case.
The authorities confirmed that both women were Alabama fans and had both attended the football game played between the rival college teams. The victim’s sister insists that the murder was as a result of the match outcome even though it is still unclear to investigators whether the murder was as a result of the game. Alcohol is also being investigated as a possible motivator for the murder. “That’s one of the things we are investigating,” Hoover police Captain Jim Coker said Monday.
Shepherd was shot dead in the parking lot of an apartment building in Birmingham. Nekesa says both her and her sister were invited to the party by a third person who also invited Briskey. The two women did not know each other prior to that day.