Alabama Basketball Participant Darius Miles Charged W/ Homicide After Taking pictures Close to Campus
Univ. of Alabama basketball participant Darius Miles has been charged with capital homicide … after authorities say he and one other man had been concerned within the taking pictures demise of a lady close to campus on Sunday morning.
In accordance Tuscaloosa Police Capt. Jack Kennedy, the deadly taking pictures occurred on The Strip … a preferred stretch of street close to the college that is lined by bars and eating places.
Kennedy stated authorities had been alerted to the taking pictures at round 1:45 a.m. … after officers had responded to a car on the Stroll of Champions at Bryant Denny Stadium.
Kennedy, in a information convention Sunday night time, advised media members a 23-year-old lady, Jamea Harris, was lifeless within the automotive. The motive force of the car, Kennedy stated, advised officers their automotive had been hit by gunfire earlier within the night time … including that they shot again in self-defense.
In accordance with Kennedy, police reviewed surveillance video and interviewed a number of witnesses — and recognized Miles and 20-year-old Michael Lynn Davis, who’s not affiliated with the Univ. of Alabama, because the suspects.
Each Miles and Davis had been charged with capital homicide … and arrested Sunday night.
Miles was seen sobbing exterior of the Tuscaloosa County Jail following the arrest, telling somebody on the scene, “I swear, I like you greater than you think about.”
Kennedy stated Miles and the alleged victims didn’t beforehand know one another … explaining, “It seems presently that the taking pictures was the results of a minor argument that occurred between the victims and suspects after they encountered one another alongside The Strip.”
Miles performed in six video games for the Crimson Tide this season, logging 9 factors and 9 rebounds. On Saturday, simply hours earlier than the taking pictures, the college had dominated him out for the season resulting from an ankle harm.
By Sunday night, his participant profile web page had been faraway from the college’s web site.
“At first, we prolong our deepest sympathies to the household and mates of the sufferer from final night time’s incident,” UA athletics stated in an announcement Sunday night time. “We had been made conscious of the current cost towards student-athlete Darius Miles, and he’s now not a member of the Alabama males’s basketball crew. Athletics, at the side of the College, is totally cooperating with this investigation.”
The varsity added in an announcement of its personal, “We’re grieved by the incident that occurred close to campus final night time and prolong our deepest condolences to the sufferer’s household and mates.”