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Alabama basketball player Darius Miles charged with capital murder following arrest tied to fatal shooting


Alabama Junior forward Darius Miles was arrested Sunday and charged with murder after he opened fire early Sunday morning in Tuscaloosa. Miles, 21, is one of his two suspects indicted along with Michael Lynn Davis, 20, of Maryland.

Miles’ profile posted on the Alabama Basketball website was removed Sunday and he is no longer part of the team, the school said in a statement. he was detained on sunday There was no bond within 24 hours after he was ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

“The University of Alabama’s top priority is the safety and well-being of our campus community,” said the state of Alabama in a statement. “We are heartbroken by the incident near campus last night and our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

“We thank law enforcement and emergency response teams for their swift and thorough response, and we continue to fully support the ongoing investigation,” the statement continued. “We learned of the recent indictment against student-athlete Darius Miles. He has been expelled from campus and is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team.”

The victim of Sunday’s shooting was 23-year-old Jamea Jonae Harris, who was pronounced dead at the scene early Sunday.

Tuscaloosa violent crimes investigator Jack Kennedy told at a news conference on Sunday, “At this time, the shooting was the result of a minor altercation between the victim and the suspect after they met on the strip. I think there is,” he said. He added that investigation through video surveillance and conversations with witnesses led them to Miles and Davis, who were subsequently located and interviewed. Kennedy said one of the suspects was shot, but it remains unclear which of the two.

Miles signed with Alabama in Washington DC’s 2020 class as a four-star prospect and a top 50 prospect nationwide in the 247Sports ranking. He has appeared in his 53 games in the last three his seasons, starting three total games and averaging 4.2 points and 2.3 rebounds. After battling an ankle injury sustained during the preseason, he appeared in just his six games this season, averaging 1.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 6.5 minutes.

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