In connection with the early-Sunday shooting death of a woman close to the Tuscaloosa campus, a basketball player from the University of Alabama was detained.
According to the local ABC News affiliate station, Darius Miles, 21, and Michael Lynn Davis, 20, were arrested for reportedly firing at a car in “The Strip,” a neighborhood close to school, at roughly 1:45 a.m.
Jamea Jonae Harris, a 23-year-old passenger, was shot and killed, according to the police.
One of the suspects was shot and hurt when the driver of the second car started firing. Which suspect was shot was unclear.
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.
Darius Miles has been expelled from school and is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team, according to the institution. “We were made aware of the current complaint against student-athlete Darius Miles,” it added.
Additionally, the institution provides its students with counseling services.
Harris and Davis are not connected to the university.