Argument during Alabama-Texas A&M game led to fatal capturing, cops say


A squabble over the University of Alabama-Texas A&M school soccer game sparked a fatal capturing, police talked about.

The dispute late Saturday during Texas A&M’s lovely win over top-ranked Alabama acquired right here shut to the tip of the thrilling upset, Bessemer police talked about.

Two males who gathered to watch the much-hyped showdown started arguing over “which team was better,” prompting the home proprietor to ask them to go away, police talked about in a press launch.

“Once outside the residence, shots were fired,” Bessemer cops talked about.

Up to 10 of us inside the home ran exterior to uncover Kealand Pickens, 27, of Bessemer, with various gunshot wounds to the torso. He was later pronounced lifeless at a hospital in Birmingham, police talked about.

The suspected shooter fled sooner than cops responded. Detectives know the individual’s id, nonetheless he was not in custody as of early Tuesday, Lt. Christian Clemons knowledgeable The Post.

“We have identified our shooter and we’re looking to arrest him soon,” Clemons talked about.

It’s unclear which employees Pickens was rooting for, in accordance to Clemons, who talked about he couldn’t recall a present fatality in Bessemer believed to be linked to school soccer.

“It is rare,” Clemons knowledgeable The Post. “I’m trying to remember and I can’t remember a time when we had a death over a college football game.”

College football-associated assaults and violence have occurred up to now, nonetheless “nothing to this stature,” Clemons talked about.

“This is another case of people resorting to violence in order to resolve their differences,” Clemons talked about. “There’s better alternatives to solve your differences than resorting to violence.”

Clemons talked about the fatal capturing occurred in the direction of the tip of the game, which ended with a 28-yard topic goal by Texas A&M, snapping the Crimson Tide’s worthwhile streak at 19 video video games.

Alabama fell to No. 5 after the loss, whereas the Aggies are literally at No. 21 throughout the latest school soccer rankings.

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