Hoover man's attorney: 'Alcohol infused argument' led to roommate's shooting death

By Kent Faulk

The case of a Hoover resident charged in the shooting death of his co-worker and roommate will be reviewed by a Jefferson County grand jury.

Cody Allen Pike, 30, was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning before Jefferson County District Court Judge Katrina Ross. But before it started he waived the opportunity for a hearing and the judge sent his case to the grand jury for possible indictment.

Pike remains free on $75,000 bond pending his trial.

Pike was arrested and charged by Hoover police with murder in the March 21 shooting death of 30-year-old Ryan Alexander Moore. A number of Moore's friends and relatives attended.

"This is a very tragic event particularly in the lives of the victim's family," Pike's attorney, Tommy Spina, said after this morning's hearing. "It's just sad that a friendship turned into an alcohol infused argument that led to a fight that resulted in a death. We regret enormously what occurred."

Deputy Jefferson County District Attorney Michael Streety is prosecuting the case.

Pike had at first told Hoover police that he had shot an unknown intruder in his condo in the Running Brook Condominiums in Hoover early in the morning of March 21. But police later learned that Moore was not an unknown intruder, but a "friend, co-worker and roommate" of Pike's.

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