Alabama basketball player Darius Miles faces murder charges
University of Alabama player Darius Miles was fingered by law enforcement in the shooting death of a 23-year-old woman.
Miles, 21, and Michael Lynn Davis, 20, have both been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Jamea Jonae Harris.
Around 1:45 am Sunday, officers from the Tuscaloosa Police Department responded to a reported call of a shooting on the Tuscaloosa Strip. Police discovered a dead woman in a vehicle near the Walk of Champions at Bryant Denny Stadium. Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Capt. Jack Kennedy said Harris was dead in the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle told police his car was hit by gunfire. The driver claimed to have fired back in self-defense and noted that he may have hit one of the gunmen.
Kennedy said, “It appears at this point that the shooting was the result of a minor argument that ensued between the victims and suspects after they encountered one another along the strip.”
After interviewing witnesses and examining local CCTV, investigators identified two suspects – Miles and Davis.
The police questioned the suspects and then arrested them.
Alabama.com reported, “Miles, 21, appeared to cry during a gang gang and repeatedly said to someone standing outside the Tuscaloosa County jail, ‘I love you’ and ‘I love you more than you can imagine.'”
Kennedy added, “The member agencies of the Violent Crimes Unit have used all their resources and worked flawlessly to bring this case to a speedy resolution.”
During Alabama’s 106-66 blowout win over LSU on Saturday, Miles was on the bench because the junior forward was ruled out for the season with an ankle injury he sustained last season.
Miles was released from the Crimson Tide basketball team. Miles is no longer at the University of Alabama websiteand it gives a 404 error instead.
The University of Alabama issued a statement regarding the shooting:
The University of Alabama’s top priority is the safety and well-being of the campus community. We are saddened by the incident that took place near campus last night and offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim. We are grateful for the prompt and thorough response from law enforcement and emergency response teams and we will continue to give our full support to the ongoing investigation. We have been made aware of the recent indictment against student athlete Darius Miles; He was removed from campus and is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team.
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