Alabama males’s basketball participant Darius Miles and one other man have been charged with capital homicide in reference to a Sunday 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 on Sunday, a jail official instructed ESPN. In a press release Sunday, the college mentioned Miles, a junior reserve ahead from Washington, D.C., is now not on the crew.
Tuscaloosa police Capt. Jack Kennedy mentioned the capturing occurred early Sunday morning within the Strip off College 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, had been each charged with capital homicide. That cost arose as a result of the demise concerned pictures 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 at 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 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 or Davis appeared to be affiliated with the university, Kennedy said.
Miles’ attorneys said in a statement Monday that he and his family are “heartbroken tonight over the demise of Jamea Jonae Harris.”
“Whereas Darius has been accused of being concerned with this tragedy, he maintains his innocence and appears ahead to his day in courtroom. Our agency’s personal investigation is ongoing, and no additional assertion might be made right now.”
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 said in its statement that he “has been faraway from campus.”
Alabama head coach Nate Oats said he is limited in what he can say about Miles when he spoke to reporters in a brief news conference in Tuscaloosa on Monday.
“I simply wish to begin at the moment by providing our deepest condolences to the household and pals of Jamea Harris, a younger lady, daughter and a mom who was taken away too quickly in a mindless act,” he said. “It’s an extremely unhappy scenario. We’re retaining [Harris’ family and friends] in our ideas and prayers as they proceed to grieve. … With this being a pending investigation, there’s nothing I can add that hasn’t already been shared.”
Oats said Miles was away from the team last month as he dealt with a personal challenge and then an ankle injury continued to nag him and eventually led to the decision to end his season Saturday, just hours before the shooting.
“He really went again dwelling to [Washington] to cope with a private matter after which he had the ankle harm, it was type of ongoing,” Oats said. “He is had a number of points. They had been all fully unrelated to this incident Sunday morning.”
Awaken Sunday morning with the news of the shooting, Oats said he called Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne and focused on Harris, her family and his team. He said the shooting resonated with him because he has daughters, but he also had to talk to Miles’ mother about what happened, too.
Oats said Miles is the only member of the Alabama team connected to the shooting. He said his team met Sunday night and there were “a whole lot of hugs.”
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 legislation 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 Related Press contributed to this report.