In connection with an early morning shooting on campus that claimed the life of a 23-year-old woman Jamea Jonae Harris, Alabama men’s basketball player Darius Miles and another man Michael Lynn Davis have been charged with capital murder. Let’s see about it in detail.
Who are Darius Miles & Michael Lynn Davis?
A woman was shot and killed early on Sunday near the Tuscaloosa campus; a University of Alabama basketball player was detained in connection with the crime.
Darius Miles, 21, and Michael Lynn Davis, 20, were arrested for reportedly firing shots at a car in “The Strip,” a neighborhood close to the university, about 1:45 a.m. Jamea Jonae Harris, a 23-year-old passenger, was killed after being hit by a bullet, according to police.
When someone in the other car started firing, one of the suspects was hit by a bullet and injured. Which suspect was shot was not immediately known. Before the shots were fired, investigators thought the two parties had gotten into a little fight along The Strip.
Miles, a junior at the University of Alabama and a native of Washington, D.C., played forward for the team. Due to an ankle injury, he was reportedly benched during the team’s game against Louisiana State University on Saturday. After learning of Miles’ murderous arrest, the university expelled him from the team, according to a statement.
The university’s non-affiliated 20-year-old Michael Lynn Davis was also detained on suspicion of capital murder.
23-year-old Jamea Jonae Harris life ended tragically early Sunday morning following a shooting near The Strip in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Harris’ death has been on hard on her entire family. Former @AlabamaMBB player Darius Miles and another man face capital murder charges. pic.twitter.com/sJsENt18BU
— Juan Hustle (@JuanHustle) January 16, 2023
According to Tuscaloosa Police Capt. Jack Kennedy, the shooting took place early on Sunday in the Strip off University Boulevard close to campus. He said that 23-year-old Birmingham resident Jamea Harris was shot and murdered.
Michael Lynn Davis, 20, of Charles County, Maryland, and Miles, 21, a junior reserve forward from Washington, D.C., were both charged with capital murder. According to Kennedy, the death entailed rounds fired into a car, which gave rise to the capital murder charge.
Kennedy said in a news conference Sunday evening,
“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.”
He said that they had never been in a relationship before.
He claimed that at around 1:45 a.m., the driver of a different vehicle, in which Harris was a passenger, contacted campus police near Bryant-Denny Stadium and reported that someone had shot into it.
The driver then allegedly returned fire. Kennedy refused to say who shot the gun or who was harmed, although one of the suspects was taken to a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Kennedy stated that neither the driver of the other car, Harris, nor Davis seemed to be connected to the institution.
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Mile’s Emotional Statement
An emotional Miles can be heard saying, “I swear… I love you more than you imagine,” to someone as he is being led into a police car in a video that was posted by AL.com.
This season, Miles had taken part in six games. He scored two points in Alabama’s 84-64 victory over Jackson State on Dec. 20 during his last game for the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide.
Miles suffered an ankle injury on Saturday, and Alabama revealed before playing LSU that he would miss the remainder of the season. The athletic department’s website has taken down his biography, and the university has stated that he “has been removed from campus.”
The University statement said,
The University of Alabama’s utmost priority is the safety and well-being of the campus community. We are grieved by the incident that occurred near campus last night and extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and friends.
We are grateful for the quick and thorough response of law enforcement and emergency response teams, and we will continue to fully support the ongoing investigation. We were made aware of the recent charge against student-athlete Darius Miles; he has been removed from campus and is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team.
The University offers comprehensive emotional and mental health support resources. Through the holiday, members of the campus community can call UAPD at 205-348-5454 to reach the dean for support or to connect with emergency counseling services. On weekdays, the Counseling Center is available for students at 205-348-3863. Student Care and Well-Being can be reached at 205-348-2461, and faculty and staff have access to the Employee Assistance Program by calling 800-925-5327.
Authorities are currently looking into Jamea Jonae Harris’s death circumstances, which are yet unclear. The news has obviously crushed Jamea Jonae Harris’s family and friends, and the community has been horrified by the tragic loss.
The news of Jamea Jonae Harris’s passing has understandably devastated her family and friends, and condolences have poured in from all over the neighborhood. Many people have expressed their sympathies and offered support to Jamea Jonae Harris’s loved ones on social media during this difficult period.
We send our sympathies to Jamea Jonae Harris’s family and friends during this difficult time.
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