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IU sophomore killed in Alabama shooting; suspect arrested

(WISH) — An Indiana University student has died after being shot in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Friday morning.

According to a press release sent to News 8 from Capt. Jack Kennedy with the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, Schuyler Bradley died Saturday as a result of a shooting early Friday morning.

Schuyler was a sophomore at Indiana University Bloomington, IU spokesperson Chuck Carney confirmed to News 8. Bradley was also a member of the Acacia fraternity at IU.

Zachary Profozich, 22, has been charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of IU Bloomington student, Schuyler Bradley. (Provided Photo/Tuscaloosa Police Department)

Authorities in Tuscaloosa, Ala., were called to the 1700 block of University Boulevard Friday around 1:30 a.m. on reports of a shooting. When they arrived to the scene they found Bradley had been shot. He was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. He died from his injuries early Saturday morning.

Zachary Profozich, 22, was arrested and charged Friday with attempted murder. On Saturday, Profozich’s charge was upgraded to murder. He was committed to jail with a $150,000 bond. He has since bonded out.

According to authorities, Profozich and Bradley got into an argument which escalated to Bradley being shot.

“Our thoughts are with the family after this terribly tragic circumstance. Student affairs staff has been in contact with them as they navigate this difficult time,” Carney said in a statement to News 8. “We’re providing counseling to his fellow fraternity members and encourage any other students who need assistance to contact Counseling and Psychological Services.”

Carmel Clay Schools also released a statement Saturday about Bradley’s death:

“We are all saddened to learn of the death of CCS alumnus, Schuyler Bradley over the weekend. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. He will forever be a Greyhound.”

And the Carmel football coach, John Hebert, tweeted out a photo and message in memory of Bradley:

News 8 reached out to Tearrah Terry who said is a family friend to Bradley. “He was a talented athlete and a loving son and brother. His biggest attribute was his loyalty. He was incredibly loyal to his family and friends and family,” Terry said. “His frat brothers at acacia described him as a bright light in this world who impacted everyone that he met. His smile and energy were infectious. He was a fighter and had been through a lot in his short 19 years. He loved his mom and his siblings and his acacia brothers and his friends. He was a protector. He felt an instinctive need to protect the people he cared about.”

Terry is raising money for Bradley’s family to help pay for medical expenses. Click here to make a donation.

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