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Indiana University student dies after Alabama shooting

By Mary Claire Molloy – Special to The Bloomingtonian

11:09 a.m., Oct., 17 Update: 

Indiana University student Schuyler Bradley, 19, died early Saturday morning after being critically wounded in a shooting near the University of Alabama. 

Around 1 a.m. today, a close friend told The Bloomingtonian Bradley had been placed on life support and was not expected to live. He died in his mother’s arms at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa around 2 a.m. today, according to an update posted on the GoFundMe page for his medical expenses. 

Zachary Profozich, 22, was arrested and charged with one count of murder, Capt. Jack Kennedy of The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit said in an email. Profozich is being held on a $150,000 bond. He is a recent graduate from the University of Alabama, according to LinkedIn.

Bradley was a member of the Acacia Fraternity at IU. He also played football at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis and Carmel High School, as a 6-foot-1, 200-pound quarterback and wide receiver, according to MaxPreps

Social media tributes poured in Friday night. One of his Acacia fraternity brothers, Andrew Macy, posted on his Instagram story around 11 p.m., writing “RIP SCHUYLER BRADLEY I LOVE YOU FOREVER. Rest in heaven you beautiful soul.” 

According to his chapter’s recent Instagram post, Bradley was visiting friends in Tuscaloosa to watch Saturday’s football game between Alabama and Georgia. 

The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday morning on University Boulevard, a popular entertainment district for Alabama college students, according to police. They said in an email the shooting appeared to be an escalation of an argument between Bradley and Profozich. 

Profozich is from Los Angeles and was arrested exactly a month ago on September 17, 2020, for speeding in Fayette County, Alabama, court records show.

A GoFundMe page for Bradley has raised $42,000 as of 11 a.m. this morning. 

“I am at a loss for words,” wrote organizer Tearrah Terry. “I never wanted this fundraiser to go toward Schuyler’s funeral.” 

Bradley died with his mother Daphne, and big brother by his side, she wrote. 

10:40 a.m. UPDATE: “Early this morning (10.17.20) the victim in this case, Schuyler Bradley, passed away at DCH. VCU has now charged the suspect with murder. Profozich was committed to jail on one count of murder with a $150,000 bond.” – According to Captain Jack Kennedy of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit.

Original story posted early Saturday:

By Mary Claire Molloy – Special to The Bloomingtonian

Indiana University student Schuyler Bradley, 19, has died after being critically injured in a Friday morning shooting near the University of Alabama according to the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit.

Bradley is a member of the Acacia Fraternity at IU. He also played football at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis and Carmel High School, as a 6-foot-1,  200-pound quarterback and wide receiver, according to MaxPreps.

Social media tributes poured in for Bradley Friday night. One of his Acacia fraternity brothers, Andrew Macy, posted on his Instagram story around 11 p.m., writing “RIP SCHUYLER BRADLEY I LOVE YOU FOREVER. Rest in heaven you beautiful soul.” 

According to the chapter’s recent Instagram post, Bradley was visiting friends at the University of Alabama for a weekend football game when the shooting occurred. 

The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday on University Boulevard, a popular entertainment district for Alabama college students, according to WTVM 13. A suspect, Zachary Profozich, 22, was arrested and charged with attempted murder. According to police, an argument between him and Bradley led to the shooting

Profozich is from Los Angeles and was ticketed exactly a month ago on September 17, 2020, for speeding in Fayette County, Alabama, court records show.

The Bloomingtonian attempted to contact the Tuscaloosa Police Department and Medical Examiner, but calls were not immediately returned. 

A GoFundMe started by a family friend has already raised $38,000 for Bradley’s medical expenses as of 1:43 a.m. Saturday morning. People who would like to support the family can also send donations directly to his mother, Daphne, with the username @Daphne-Groff on Venmo. 

This story will be updated.

UPDATE: Zachary Profozich, 22, has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting and critically injuring a…

Posted by ABC 33/40 on Friday, October 16, 2020

https://www.wvtm13.com/article/tuscaloosa-violent-crimes-unit-investigating-a-shooting-on-university-boulevard/34394400#

https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/story/news/crime/2020/10/16/one-person-injured-shooting-strip-tuscaloosa/3676792001/

https://www.gofundme.com/f/schuyler-bradley

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