BATON ROUGE, LA. (BRPROUD) — A place where an LSU student used to work before she was the victim of a deadly shooting held an event in memory of her, one year after her death.
The Shed BBQ hosted a halftime toast honoring Allison Rice, 21, on the one-year anniversary of her murder. Rice was killed while sitting in her vehicle off Government Street in September 2022.
Rice’s father, Paul Rice, said it was an emotional day.
“A lot of tears this morning, it’s been emotional,” said Paul Rice. “Went this morning visited her grave site, sat there for a little while, took my phone out played some of the songs we used to sing together.”
Rice’s family and The Shed BBQ hosted a special halftime toast during the LSU vs. Mississippi State football game.
Rice had a favorite adult beverage consisting of green tea, whiskey, peach schnapps and citrus sour. The Shed BBQ offered these shots for $3 and the cocktail version for $5 throughout the entire game.
Her name and face could be seen throughout the restaurant and a special place called “Allie’s Corner” was dedicated to her. The owner of The Shed BBW, Chez Ciccone, said she was a role model.
“She was truly the life of this place, she had been here since the very beginning,” said Ciccone. “So the other Bartenders kind of looked up to her.”
Several business owners have come forward to raise a $50,000 reward for Allie Rice’s murder. If anyone has any information call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.