Alabama men’s basketball player Darius Miles was among two people charged with capital murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old woman near the University of Alabama campus early Sunday morning (January 15), ESPN reports.
Michael Lynn Davis20, of Charles County, Maryland, has been identified as the other person charged in the incident.
Jamesa Harrisof Birmingham, was identified as the victim who was shot and killed during the incident, which took place after a “small altercation” with Miles and Davis on the Strip off University Boulevard, according to the Tuscaloosa Police Captain Jack Kennedy.
Miles and Davis were charged with capital murder because shots involved in the fatal incident were reportedly fired into a vehicle, according to Kennedy.
“At this point, the only motive appears to be a minor altercation that these individuals had with the victim while they were out on the Strip,” Kennedy said in a news conference Sunday night. They had no previous relationship. he said.
The driver of another vehicle in which Harris was a passenger contacted the University of Alabama campus police at 1:45 a.m. and said someone fired into the vehicle and he fired back.
One of the two suspects was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a nearby hospital, according to Kennedy, who refused to find out who it was or which of the two men fired the gun.
According to Kennedy, neither Harris nor the driver are associated with the University of Alabama.
A video shared by AL.com features Miles saying “I swear…I love you more than you can imagine” while being escorted into a police vehicle by officers.