University of Alabama basketball player Darius Miles charged with capital murder in deadly shooting
Darius Miles "has been removed from campus and is no longer a member of the Alabama men's basketball team," the University of Alabama said.
University of Alabama basketball player Darius Miles was charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 23-year-old woman.
Miles, 21, and Michael Lynn Davis, 20, were both charged on Sunday in the death of Jamea Jonae Harris in a shooting early in the morning that was blocks away from Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, according to media reports.
Police arrived at the area around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, and the driver of a vehicle told them that the suspects fired shots into his car, killing Harris. The driver said he returned fire, believing he struck one of the suspects. According to the station, one of the suspects suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The shooting appeared to be the result of an argument between the suspects and the victims, according to police.
Miles, who was with the college men's basketball team for Alabama's 106-66 win over LSU on Saturday, was dismissed from the team after he was charged. He was ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury earlier on Saturday.
"The University of Alabama’s utmost priority is the safety and well-being of the campus community," the school said. "We are grieved by the incident that occurred near campus last night and extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and friends."
"We are grateful for the quick and thorough response of law enforcement and emergency response teams, and we will continue to fully support the ongoing investigation. We were made aware of the recent charge against student-athlete Darius Miles; he has been removed from campus and is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team."