Iron Bowl shooting suspect gets new preliminary hearing date

Published 10:20 am Friday, January 31, 2014


HOOVER — The woman charged with shooting and killing another woman at an Iron Bowl party this past November is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in Shelby County Circuit Court Feb. 5.



Adrian Laroze Briskey, 28, of Birmingham, is scheduled to appear before Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Dan Reeves at 8:30 a.m., according to court documents. Briskey is charged with murder in the death of Michelle Shepherd, also of Birmingham. Briskey was released from the Shelby County Jail Dec. 2, 2013 after posting a $75,000 bond.

Briskey allegedly shot Shepherd during an Iron Bowl party at about 7 p.m. Nov. 30, 2013 at the Summerchase at Riverchase apartments. The two women, both Alabama fans who did not know each other prior to the party, got into an argument after the game ended, according to Hoover police.

Shepherd’s sister, Neketa Shepherd, who claims she witnessed the shooting, said in previous reports that Briskey was mad that Shepherd was joking after the stunning Alabama loss and didn’t appear to be a true Crimson Tide fan.

Hoover investigators said the argument moved outdoors and a physical altercation ensued. It was then Briskey allegedly shot Shepherd with a small caliber handgun. Shepherd, a mother of three, was pronounced dead at the scene.