University of Alabama basketball player Darius Miles faces murder charges hours after defeating LSU

A University of Alabama basketball player has been arrested and charged with murder after a late-night shooting in Tuscaloosa killed a young woman.

After AL.com, Tuscaloosa and University of Alabama police were dispatched to Bryant Denny Stadium on the university campus after the driver of a vehicle stopped a police car. Police determined that the passenger in the vehicle, Jamea Jonae Harris, 23, of Birmingham, had died and the driver told officers their vehicle had been hit by gunfire.

The driver told police he returned fire in self-defense and may have hit one of the suspects.

Investigators were able to locate the shooting and, based on witness statements and reviewing video footage, identified two suspects.

One of the suspects is 21-year-old Darius Miles, a junior forward on the University of Alabama basketball team.

Just hours before the shooting, the team had announced that Miles would miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury, but he sat on the team’s bench during Alabama’s Saturday night game against LSU.

The other suspect, Maryland resident Michael Lynn Davis, is not affiliated with the university or the basketball program.

Police believe the shooting was the result of a “small argument” between the suspects and the victims.

Following news of his charges, the athletic department released a statement announcing that Miles had been removed from the team:

“First and foremost, we extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the victim of last night’s incident. We have been made aware of the recent indictment against gym student Darius Miles and he is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team. Athletics, in collaboration with the university, is fully cooperating with this investigation.”

The university also issued a statement that Miles had been “removed from campus” (presumably because he is in prison).

“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. Our attention has been drawn to the recent indictment of student athlete Darius Miles; He was removed from campus and is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team.

Terrible situation for everyone involved.

https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2023/01/15/university-of-alabama-basketball-player-darius-miles-charged-with-capital-murder-hours-after-win-over-lsu/ University of Alabama basketball player Darius Miles faces murder charges hours after defeating LSU

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