Angry Alabama Fan Kills Another Alabama Fan After Iron Bowl

Posted by on Dec 03, 2013 at 7:59 am

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.

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4 Responses to “Angry Alabama Fan Kills Another Alabama Fan After Iron Bowl”

  1. Sphynx on 3/03/13 at 10:27 am

    Good thing the Cowboys lose on a regular basis. I’m used to it and won’t be going postal any time soon.

  2. © Sponge on 3/03/13 at 12:31 pm

    I learned all I needed to know about ‘Bama fans when I went to the Cotton Bowl a few years back.

    I got cussed out by a 14 year old, complete with f-bomb after f-bomb, in front of his mom who supported him all the way.

    I, from that day forward, deemed all rabid fans psycho lunatics and yet another reason for the degradation of society.

  3. jclittlep on 3/03/13 at 1:54 pm

    Unfortunately, this isn’t all that unusual. I can remember shootings after almost every Auburn-Alabama game, especially if Auburn wins, and really especially if Auburn wins and they aren’t ‘supposed’ to, in the eyes of Bama fans. Lots of folks around here have substituted fandom for home, family, God, you name it. Combine that with alcohol consumption and you have a deadly cocktail.

    But, even with all the above, most folks don’t let it lead to homicide.