An IU Acacia fraternity member died Friday night after being shot early that morning while visiting the University of Alabama, family friend Tearrah Terry said in a text message.
Schuyler Bradley was sent to DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, after he was shot, and he died in the hospital, Terry said. He was 19 years old.
Bradley was with friends when he was shot once around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning on the Strip, an entertainment district near the University of Alabama, according to a WVTM 13 article. Zachary Profozich, 22, was arrested later in the day for attempted murder in relation to the shooting. When Bradley died, the charges were upgraded to murder, according to a WVUA 23 Facebook post.
Terry said Bradley’s friends got in an argument with Profozich’s friends and Bradley was trying to stick up for one of his friends when he was shot.
Terry started a GoFundMe to help pay for Bradley’s hospital bills and transportation and housing costs for his family. More than $42,000 has been raised so far.
This story was updated at 11:25 a.m. Saturday to include information about Bradley's death and Profozich's murder charge.