Alabama males’s basketball participant Darius Miles and one other man have been charged with capital homicide in reference to an early morning capturing close to campus that killed a 23-year-old lady.
Miles was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail round 6:45 p.m. ET Sunday, an official with the jail informed ESPN. In a press release Sunday, the college mentioned Miles, a junior reserve ahead from Washington, D.C., is now not on the staff.
Tuscaloosa police Capt. Jack Kennedy mentioned the capturing occurred early Sunday morning within the Strip off University Boulevard close to campus. He mentioned Jamea Harris of the Birmingham space was shot and killed.
Miles, 21, and Michael Lynn Davis, 20, of Charles County, Maryland, have been each charged with capital homicide. The capital homicide cost arose as a result of the loss of life concerned photographs fired right into a car, Kennedy mentioned.
“At this time, it appears that the only motive was a minor altercation that these individuals had with the victim as they were out on The Strip,” Kennedy said in a news conference Sunday evening. They didn’t have a previous relationship, he said.
He said the driver of another vehicle, in which Harris was a passenger, approached campus police near Bryant-Denny Stadium at about 1:45 a.m., saying that someone had shot into the vehicle and he fired back. One of the suspects was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital, and Kennedy declined to disclose who fired the gun or who was hurt.
Neither the driver of the other vehicle nor Harris nor Davis appeared to be affiliated with the university, Kennedy said.
On Saturday, Alabama had announced before its game against LSU that Miles would miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury. His bio has been removed from the athletic department website, and the university’s statement said he “has been faraway from campus.”
“The University of Alabama’s utmost precedence is the protection and well-being of the campus group,” the assertion learn. “We are grieved by the incident that occurred near campus last night and extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and friends.”
In a video posted by AL.com, an emotional Miles can be heard saying, “I swear … I like you greater than you think about” to somebody as he’s escorted right into a regulation enforcement car.
Miles had participated in six video games this season. The final time he performed for the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide, on Dec. 20, he scored two factors in Alabama’s 84-64 win over Jackson State.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.