REPORT: Woman murdered over Alabama loss to Auburn
POSTED: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 12:44pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 11:55am
CNN — Friends and family are in mourning after a woman was killed in Alabama following an Iron Bowl party.
Police say the woman was shot and killed following a dispute with another woman after the shocking upset in the Alabama vs. Auburn game Saturday night.
Neketa Shepherd, sister of the victim held her older sister in her arms as she lay dying in the parking lot of the Summerchase at River Chase Apartments in Hoover, Alabama Saturday night. "I told her, 'Please don't leave me.' Told her the kids needed her. My mom needed her. 'Please don't leave me.' Because, like I said, my sister was my everything."
"What happened to my sister should have never happened. It was a senseless murder."
Being just four years apart, Michelle, 36, and Neketa Shepherd, 32, were very close. They'd take trips together and even lived together with Michelle's two sons and daughter.
"She did stuff with the kids to make sure they had fun doing little things. She was a just a joy to be around."
When one of Michelle's co-workers had an Iron Bowl Party on Saturday, Neketa and another friend went along with Michelle. The Shepherd sisters were Alabama fans, but even bigger Miami Heat basketball fans.
After the game, they were reportedly joking about their love for the Miami Heat when Neketa says an inebriated Adrian Briskey approached them and criticized their conversation.
"She was very belligerent, rude, doing a lot of cursing." said Neketa.
Neketa says eventually two men escorted Briskey out of the apartment and a little while later, her group left too. She says as they tried to pull out of the apartment complex parking lot, a crowd blocked their way out. When they got out to ask people to move, Neketa says shots rang out.
Michelle Shepherd had been struck three times. All over the game.
"The Iron Bowl, I don't care about college football anymore because it will always remind me of my sister losing her life over something senseless. It will never be the same again." said Neketa Shepherd.
According to NBC affiliate WVTM in Birmingham, AL, Adrian Laroze Briskey, 28, posted the $75,000 bond and was released from the Shelby County Jail Monday.