Alabama's loss to Auburn in the 2013 Iron Bowl ended up being an instant classic, and it also brought about tragedy. On Dec. 2, 2013, ESPN reported that a fatal shooting happened at the end of the Iron Bowl because a woman was angry that the victim and others weren't upset over the fact that Alabama had lost to Auburn 34-28.
28-year-old Adrian Laroze Briskey was charged Monday with murder after she killed 36-year-old Michelle Shepherd. The sister of Shepherd explained the reasoning behind the Iron Bowl shooting.
Both women were from Birmingham and fans of the Crimson Tide. They were at the same party for the big game when Auburn returned a missed field goal 100 yards to score a touchdown and resolve what had been a tie game.
Nekesa Shepherd, the sister of the slain victim, said she witnessed the killing and knows for a fact that it was about football. Hoover police Captain Jim Coker said that the motive behind the killing is something that the police are still investigating.
Shepherd said that Briskey got overly angry when she saw Michelle Shepherd and others joking and smiling and having a good time even though the Crimson Tide had lost.
"She 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.
Michelle Shepherd was a mother of three and she was shot to death in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Hoover, Alabama. Shepherd and Briskey did not know each other before attending the party that had about two dozen people at it.
"It was over a football game," said Shepherd. "I'm never going to forget it because she died in my arms."
Police are also investigating to see whether alcohol was involved or not.