Darius Hairston Miles Arrested: In connection with a shooting that occurred early on Sunday morning on The Strip in Tuscaloosa, two people, one of whom is a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team, Darius Hairston, have been charged with capital murder.
Darius Hairston Miles Arrested
The junior member of the University of Alabama men’s basketball team Darius Hairston Miles was taken into custody on Sunday, January 15 after the shooting death of Jamea Jonae Harris, 23, of Birmingham. Along with Miles, 20-year-old Michael Lynn Davis has also been arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the incident.
At 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, officers from Tuscaloosa Police and the University of Alabama Police were called to the Walk of Champions at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Police arrived to find the driver claiming that the criminals had opened fire on his car, killing Harris inside.
The police determined that Harris had no connection to the University of Alabama. The incident happened on Grace Street off of University Boulevard, even though the car had stopped at the Walk of Champions to make a 911 call. The motorist reportedly told authorities that he had fired back and hit one of the perpetrators.
Police developed and located suspects after interviewing witnesses and reviewing security footage; one of them had been shot but was in stable condition. According to the authorities, the suspects and victims had encountered one other on The Strip and got into a heated altercation before the shooting.
They send their “deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the victim from last night’s incident,” the University of Alabama sports department wrote in a statement to WBRC. It has been established that Miles is no longer a part of the Alabama Crimson Tide men’s basketball team.
Before Saturday’s game, the basketball club revealed that Darius Hairston Miles would be out for the rest of the season due to an ankle injury. In six games this season, the Washington, DC native and former junior averaged 1.5 points per contest. The 20th of December was the final time he played, and it was against Jackson State.
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The University of Alabama issued a statement independently
The health and safety of the students, faculty, and staff at the University of Alabama are of the highest importance. Our hearts go out to the victim’s family and friends after last night’s tragic event near campus.
As the investigation continues, we will continue to provide our full cooperation to law enforcement and emergency response organizations, for which we are quite thankful. Darius Hairston Miles, a former member of the Alabama men’s basketball team, has been expelled from the university and charged with a felony.
When it comes to mental and emotional health, the University provides extensive services. Emergency counseling and contact with the dean are available 24/7 through the holiday by dialing 205-348-5454 with UAPD. Students can reach someone at the Counseling Center by dialing 205-348-3863 during the school week. You can reach the Office of Student Care and Well-Being at 205-348-2461, and employees can contact the Employee Assistance Program at 800-925-5327.
William White, Darius Hairston Miles’ attorney, issued the following statement:
Jamea Jonae Harris’s death has left Darius Miles and his loved ones inconsolable. Darius denies any responsibility for this catastrophe and eagerly awaits his day in court. Our company’s internal inquiry is still in progress, so we have no more comments at this time.
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What led to the arrest of Alabama basketball player Darius Hairston Miles?
Darius Hairston Miles, a junior player of the University of Alabama men’s basketball team, was placed into custody on January 15 following the shooting murder of Birmingham resident Jamea Jonea Harris, 23. Michael Lynn Davis, 20, has also been detained and charged with first-degree murder in relation to the event.