Woman Charged With Killing Fellow Alabama Fan Who Didn’t Seem Upset Over The Crimson Tide Loss To Auburn
A woman shot and killed a fellow college football fan because she and others weren’t upset over the Alabama Crimson Tide’s loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl football game last weekend.
Adrian Briskey, 28, was arrested on Monday and charged in the shooting death of 36-year-old Michelle Shepherd on Saturday, Nov. 30.
#1 ranked Alabama was handed their first loss of the season when Auburn ran back a missed Crimson Tide field goal for a touchdown to win the game 34-28 with no time left on the clock.
The stunning loss dropped Alabama to #4 in the polls and lifted Auburn to #3.
Hoover police Capt. Jim Coker said both women attended a party at an apartment complex to watch the intrastate arch rivals go head-to-head at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama, on Saturday.
According to the Associated Press, the victim’s sister, Nekesa Shepherd, said Briskey became enraged when she heard the sisters and others joking that the Crimson Tide’s loss was not as bad as if the NBA’s Miami Heat had lost a game.
“[Briskey] said we weren’t real Alabama fans because it didn’t bother us that they lost. And then she started shooting,” Shepherd told The Associated Press.
Shepherd and her sister were invited to attend the party by a mutual friend. The sisters did not know Briskey before the party, Coker told the AP.
Michelle Shepherd was shot and killed in the parking lot of the apartment complex after the game.
Coker said the shooting may have been alcohol-related. Police are awaiting toxicology tests.
Shepherd said Briskey “drank multiple shots of liquor” and “went crazy” when she heard people joking about the Crimson tide’s loss.
Shepherd told police she had no doubt that her sister’s murder was football-related.
“It was over a football game,” said Shepherd. “I’m never going to forget it because she died in my arms.”
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