The Hoover, Alabama police department has charged Adrian Laroze Briskey, a 28-year-old Birmingham woman with the murder of 36-year-old Michelle Shepherd.
The two women, both fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide, got into an argument after the game. Briskey apparently pulled a gun and shot Shepherd, killing her.
Here is the account of what happened via Carol Robinson of AL.com:
Briskey was still outside, and was still angry. “She was saying she was going to beat us up,” Neketa Shepherd said. “Somebody was saying, ‘they don’t care about Alabama.”’
They got into their car to leave, but were blocked by people standing in the parking lot. Neketa Shepherd said they were concerned about hitting someone, so she and her sister got out of the car and asked them to move out of the way. They talked to some friends, and the next thing they knew, gunfire rang out. Neketa Shepherd said she heard five shots. “She was like 10 feet away. My sister never touched her, and she never touched my sister,” she said. “They never had words.”
“It’s a shame two Alabama fans who didn’t know each went to a party and literally two lives were lost,” Hoover police chief Nick Derzis said. “It’s a very unfortunate situation, and sad for all.”