Alabama basketball participant Darius Miles and one other man have been charged with capital homicide after a deadly capturing close to campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Tuscaloosa Police Capt. Jack Kennedy mentioned that the capturing occurred early Sunday morning within the Strip off University Blvd. close to campus. He mentioned Jamea Harris, 23, of the Birmingham space was shot and killed.
Miles, 21, a junior reserve ahead from Washington, D.C., and Michael Lynn Davis, 20, of Charles County, Maryland, had been each charged with capital homicide. The capital homicide cost arose as a result of the demise concerned photographs fired right into a automobile, Kennedy mentioned.
“At this time, it seems that the one motive was a minor altercation that these people had with the sufferer as they had been out on The Strip,” Kennedy mentioned in a information convention Sunday night. They did not have a earlier relationship, he mentioned.
He mentioned the motive force of one other automobile, wherein Harris was a passenger, approached campus police close to Bryant-Denny Stadium at about 1:45 a.m. saying that somebody had shot into the automobile, and he fired again. One of the suspects was handled for non-life-threatening accidents at a neighborhood hospital, and Kennedy declined to reveal who fired the gun or who was damage.
An emotional Miles spoke to somebody as he was being ushered right into a legislation enforcement automobile: “I swear I like you greater than you may think about.”
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Miles was a reserve on the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide crew. Alabama had introduced earlier than Saturday’s sport in opposition to LSU that he was out for the season with an ankle harm. His bio has been faraway from the athletic division web site and the college mentioned that he “has been faraway from campus” and is not on the crew.
“The University of Alabama’s utmost precedence is the security and well-being of the campus group,” a college assertion mentioned. “We are grieved by the incident that occurred close to campus final evening and prolong our deepest condolences to the sufferer’s household and buddies.”
Neither the motive force of the opposite automobile nor Harris nor Davis gave the impression to be affiliated with the college, Kennedy mentioned.