Woman pleads guilty to 2013 Iron Bowl party shooting death

Published 6:38 pm Friday, April 15, 2016

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA—A 31-year-old Fairfield woman has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a fellow Alabama fan following the 2013 Iron Bowl.



In a best interest plea agreement filed in the Shelby County Circuit Court on April 15, Adrian Laroze Briskey pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2013 shooting death of Michelle Lacette Shepherd.

Hoover Police officers arrested Briskey following a Nov. 30, 2013 shooting at an Iron Bowl party at the Summerchase at Riverchase apartments.

Briskey and Shepherd got into an argument following Auburn’s 34-28 win over the Crimson Tide. According to police, the argument moved outside and turned into a physical altercation.

According to court documents, Briskey shot Shepherd with a Bersa .380 caliber handgun. Shepherd, a mother of three, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s sister Neketa Shepherd, who claimed to have witnessed the argument and ensuing altercation, previously said Briskey was upset Shepherd was joking after Alabama’s defeat and didn’t appear to be a true Crimson Tide fan.

According to the plea agreement, Briskey will plead guilty to manslaughter, a Class B felony.

Briskey could face between 78 and 173 months in prison as stipulated in the Alabama Voluntary Sentencing Standards.

According to the agreement, Briskey must also pass random drug and alcohol screens; pay court costs, medical expenses incurred in jail, $40 to the Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund and potentially restitution; and avoid contact with Michelle Shepherd’s family.

Adjudication and sentencing for Briskey is scheduled for June 20 at 1:30 p.m.