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Alabama statement after basketball player Darius Miles charged in Strip shooting

The University of Alabama and its track and field department responded to the arrest of a former Crimson Tide basketball player on Sunday. Darius Miles arrested for murder.

Miles and Michael Lynn Davis, 20, have been charged with murdering 23-year-old Jamea Jonah Harris of Birmingham. shooting incident Early Sunday morning, just off the Strip near the UA campus.

news: University of Alabama basketball player Darius Miles was one of two people charged with murder in a shooting on the Strip.

The university released the following statement by email on Sunday evening.

“The safety and well-being of our campus community is the top priority of the University of Alabama.

“We appreciate the swift and thorough response of law enforcement and emergency response teams and continue to fully support the ongoing investigation. We learned of the recent indictment against student-athlete Darius Miles. He was expelled from campus and is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team.

“The university offers comprehensive emotional and mental health support resources. You can connect to emergency counseling services. counseling center Students are available at 205-348-3863. Student care and well-being They can be reached at 205-348-2461 and faculty and staff employee assistance program Call us at 800-925-5327. “

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About 10 minutes later, UA Athletics issued the following statement:

“First and foremost, my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of last night’s incident.

“I learned of the recent indictment against student-athlete Darius Miles. He is no longer a member of the Alabama Men’s Basketball Team. The Athletics is cooperating fully with the university in this investigation.”

Related: Who is Alabama basketball player Darius Miles charged with murder?

It’s unclear if Alabama coach Nate Oates will meet with reporters on Monday ahead of Alabama’s next game scheduled at Vanderbilt on Tuesday. He’s scheduled to play Vanderbilt in the 30th minute (CT).

Michael Casagrande is a reporter for Alabama Media Group. follow him on twitter @ByCasagrande or Facebook.

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