Man dead following shooting over Alabama, Texas A&M football game

Crime

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — One man is dead following a shooting in Bessemer that allegedly stemmed from an argument over Alabama’s loss to Texas A&M Saturday night, police report.

According to the Bessemer Police Department, officers responded to a call about a person who had been shot in the 1000 block of 6th Avenue North at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Upon arrival, officers found 27-year-old Kealand Amad Pickens, who had been shot several times in the torso. However, the suspect left the scene.

According to police, the suspect and victim were arguing over the Alabama and Texas A&M game and had been told to leave the home by the owner. Once outside the house, shots were fired. Those inside the home reportedly went outside to see what had happened and found the victim shot, but still alive.

The victim was treated on the scene and then transported to UAB hospital, where he died around 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10.

As of Monday, Oct. 11, nobody was in custody in connection with the shooting.

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