Alabama Basketball Player Charged With Murder in Shooting Death

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Alabama basketball player Darius Miles has been arrested on murder charges in connection with the shooting death of a 23-year-old woman. 

“We were made aware of the recent charge against student-athlete Darius Miles, and he is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team,” the University of Alabama athletics department said in a statement Sunday.

Michael Lynn Davis, 20, has also been charged in the shooting. Both Miles and Davis were charged with capital murder and are being held without bond. 

According to CNN, police responded tot he shooting around 1:45 a.m. local time Sunday and found that Jamea Jonae Harris had been shot and killed while sitting in a care less than a half mile from campus. The driver of the car said someone had shot into his car. 

“After processing the scenes, speaking with multiple witnesses, and viewing video surveillance, two suspects were developed,” the release said.

Police found slight evidence for motive. 

“It appears that the only motive to this was a minor altercation that these individuals had with the victim as they were out on The Strip,” said unit captain Jack Kennedy. The Strip is a hub of restaurants and businesses near the university campus.

Before he was removed from the team, Miles was playing his third season as a forward for the Alabama Crimson Tide, the archived roster shows.

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