Alabama basketball participant booked in deadly taking pictures close to campus

A former College of Alabama basketball participant was behind bars Sunday night time after he was arrested in reference to a deadly shootout close to campus, authorities mentioned.

Darius Hairston Miles, 21, of Washington, D.C., was one in every of two males arrested after folks exchanged gunfire in autos simply off the Strip, Tuscaloosa’s campus-adjacent nightlife district, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned.

He was booked on suspicion of homicide and was being held with out bail, the workplace mentioned in a press release. The sufferer was Jamea Jonae Harris, 23, it mentioned.

Not one of the different events have been affiliated with the establishment. It wasn’t clear whether or not Miles has retained non-public counsel for the case. The general public defender’s workplace in Tuscaloosa did not instantly reply to a request for remark.

Alabama Athletics on Sunday mentioned that it extends its deepest sympathies to the sufferer’s household and associates and introduced that Miles was not part of its basketball staff.

Miles’ title wasn’t on the establishment’s basketball roster on-line late Sunday. The college mentioned in a press release, “He has been faraway from our campus.”

The basketball program mentioned Saturday that Miles, a junior ahead, had been dominated out for the remainder of the season after he aggravated a preseason damage.

It wasn’t clear whether or not Miles was not a pupil or whether or not the establishment can eject him with no course of. The sheriff’s assertion addressed his standing with the college in previous tense.

The taking pictures was reported early Sunday within the nightlife district. Sheriff’s officers didn’t say which of the 2 suspects is alleged to have opened hearth or whether or not they imagine each did so.

“It seems presently that the taking pictures was the results of a minor argument that occurred between the victims and suspects after they encountered one another alongside the strip,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.

Shortly earlier than 2 a.m., a driver pulled as much as a College of Alabama Police automobile on the strip-adjacent Stroll of Champions at Bryant-Denny Stadium to report {that a} passenger, nonetheless inside, had been fatally shot, the workplace mentioned.

The driving force advised investigators that somebody in one other automobile opened hearth on his automobile simply off the Strip and that he returned hearth, presumably injuring somebody within the opposing automobile, it mentioned.

Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Unit detectives tracked down two suspects after they spoke with witnesses and considered safety video, the workplace mentioned.

One of many two suspects was injured within the shootout, the workplace mentioned; it did not determine which one or point out whether or not he was hospitalized.

The opposite suspect, additionally booked on an allegation of capital homicide, was recognized as Michael Lynn Davis, 20, of Charles County, Maryland. 

The college mentioned it is cooperating with the investigation.

Members of the campus group affected by the violence can join with campus counselors, even on Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day vacation, the college mentioned in its assertion.

Lindsey Pipia contributed.

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