Some people just can’t handle defeat.
A 28-year-old Birmingham woman is charged with murder following a deadly shooting at an Iron Bowl party in Hoover.
Adrian Laroze Briskey is awaiting transfer to the Shelby County Jail. Her bond is set at $75,000.
Briskey is charged in the shooting death of 36-year-old Michelle Shepherd, a mother of three and case worker for at risk youth and young parents. The shooting happened about 7 p.m. Saturday at the Summerchase at Riverchase apartments. Shepherd was pronounced dead on the scene.
Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis said Shepherd and Briskey, both Alabama fans, got into an argument shortly after the game ended. The argument started inside the apartment, and spilled over into the parking lot. Derzis said the argument turned physical and both women ended up on the ground.
Briskey pulled a small caliber handgun and shot the other. Derzis said the two women didn’t know each other. He said police have not yet confirmed what started the fight.
The victim’s sister provided a different account of what led to the shooting. Neketa Shepherd said her sister was an Alabama fan, but even more than Alabama, she loved The Miami Heat. After the game ended, she and her sister were joking around, not about Alabama’s loss, but about the Miami Heat. Briskey, Neketa Shepherd said, apparently took their joking the wrong way and became mad that they weren’t more upset over Alabama’s loss.
We’re baffled how the suspect is only 28, judging by that mugshot. Yikes.