An Alabama fan shooting claimed the life of a young woman who was watching the Alabama Crimson Tide lose in a stunning upset to rival Auburn Tigers. Shortly after the last-second touchdown was scored, the victim expressed indifference over the loss, and was shot dead by an enraged fan, reports Fox News on Dec. 3.
Michelle Shepherd was fatally shot by 28-year-old Adrian Laroze Briskey outside an apartment complex near Birmingham, Ala. on Saturday. Shepherd, 36, was gunned down after being accosted by fellow Crimson Tide fans of the University of Alabama.
Saturday's 34-28 loss to the in-state arch-rivals Tigers dropped ‘bama from their No. 1 ranking and jeopardized its chance to play for a third-consecutive national championship. Tensions and emotions were raw after the bitter ending, and Shepherd reportedly commented that the loss was not as bad as when the Heat lost in game four of the 2011 NBA finals.
That threw Briskey, who was allegedly heavily intoxicated, into a rage. Briskey confronted Shepherd, and when Michelle and her sister, Neketa Shepherd, tried to leave, Briskey took out a small-caliber pistol and shot Shepherd in the chest.
“My sister took her last breath in my arms,” Neketa said. “I heard her take her last breath and I knew she was gone.”
Shelby County jail records show that Briskey has been charged with murder. She is currently free on a $75,000 bond.