This is an update to breaking news posted earlier
Attempted robbery could be the motive in the shooting of Alabama Crimson Tide football player Brandon Deaderick. Media reports from and indicate a shooter fled the scene after the attempted robbery. The Tuscaloosa News has updated its report to indicate the player was shot once, according to the police chief.

The Tuscaloosa News is reporting: “Alabama defensive player Brandon Deaderick was shot twice at Rivermont Apartments Monday night in Tuscaloosa.”

The Bama Beat reports: “The shooting occurred at Rivermont Apartments. Witnesses said the shooter fled from the complex and police are currently investigating and searching for the suspect.”

Brandon Deaderick

Brandon Deaderick

From the Alabama Media Guide:
One of five returning starters in Alabama front seven, Brandon Deaderick established himself as a play-making defensive end for the Crimson Tide in 2008 and will again play a major role as a senior … has played in 34 career contests while making 21 starts … registered 60 career tackles with 8.5 tackles for loss and six sacks … he provides a dangerous pass rush off the edge with a good combination of speed and strength … won the Billy Neighbors Defensive Lineman Award during spring practice in 2009 … a third-team preseason All-SEC selection in Phil Steele’s College Football Preview.

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