Basketball player Darius Miles and another person have been accused of capital murder in connection with a fatal shooting near the University of Alabama campus.
The incident happened early on Sunday at the Strip off of University Blvd., which is close to campus, according to Captain Jack Kennedy of the Tuscaloosa Police Department. He said that Jamea Harris, a 23-year-old from the Birmingham area, was killed by gunfire.
Miles, a junior reserve forward from Washington, District of Columbia, and Michael Lynn Davis, 20, both of Charles County, Maryland, were charged with capital murder. Washington, District of Columbia, is where Miles is from. Kennedy claims that the charge of first-degree murder was brought about because shots were fired into an automobile during the tragic incident.
In a press conference held on Sunday night in Las Vegas, Kennedy stated that “at this time, it looks that the only motive was a brief argument that these individuals had with the victim when they were out on The Strip.” The street where the tragedy happened is called “The Strip.” He said that the two of them had never before been in a relationship.
He claimed that at around 1:45 a.m., the driver of a different vehicle, in which Harris was a passenger, went to campus police near Bryant-Denny Stadium and reported that someone had shot into it. The driver had returned fire at the assailant. In the shooting exchange, Harris was unharmed. Kennedy withheld both the identity of the gunman and the identity of the suspect who was shot, even though the wounds the suspect received were not considered life-threatening.
A delicate matter. I swear I love you more than you can know, Miles said to someone as he was being brought away in the custody of the law.
Miles served as a reserve player for the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide. Before Saturday’s game against LSU, Alabama announced that he would be out the rest of the season due to an ankle injury. The university informed us that he “has been removed from campus” and is no longer a team member after removing his biography from the athletic department’s website.
The University of Alabama’s main priority, according to a statement issued by the institution, is to protect everyone’s health and safety on campus. We are devastated by the tragedy near the school the previous night, and we want the victim’s family and friends to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kennedy noted that neither Harris nor Davis nor the driver of the other vehicle involved appeared to have any connection to the university.