Ex-Alabama player Darius Miles allegedly provided gun used in death of young woman, shooter identified

Ex-Alabama player Darius Miles allegedly provided gun used in death of young woman, shooter identified

Former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles was not the suspect that allegedly shot and killed a 23-year-old Alabama woman over the weekend, but he was responsible for providing the gun used in the fatal shooting, according to court records. 

Miles, 21, and Michael Lynn Davis, 20, were both charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Jamea Harris, which took place near the university’s campus early Sunday morning. 

Mar 5, 2022; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers guard Brandon Murray (0) looks to pass the ball against Alabama Crimson Tide forward Darius Miles (2) during the second half at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Mar 5, 2022; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers guard Brandon Murray (0) looks to pass the ball against Alabama Crimson Tide forward Darius Miles (2) during the second half at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
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Tuscaloosa Police Capt. Jack Kennedy said the driver of another vehicle, in which Harris was a passenger, approached campus police near Bryant-Denny stadium at around 1:45 a.m., saying that someone had shot into the vehicle and that he fired back. 

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One of the suspects was wounded and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police did not specify which suspect was injured.

But newly released court documents say Miles admitted to providing the gun used in Harris’ death, while witness testimony pointed to Davis as the shooter, according to AL.com 

“Witnesses identify Michael as the shooter,” the deposition read according to the outlet, while the charging sheets state: “Darius Miles admitted to providing Michael Davis with the handgun immediately prior to the shooting.” 

Alabama forward Darius Miles looks to pass in the second half an NCAA college basketball game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., March 5, 2022. 

Alabama forward Darius Miles looks to pass in the second half an NCAA college basketball game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., March 5, 2022. 
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According to the outlet, the documents say Miles “intentionally caused” Harris’ death by “aiding and abetting by providing a firearm.” 

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Miles’ attorney, William C. White II, provided a statement to Fox News Digital Monday maintaining his client’s innocence. 

“Darius Miles and his family are heartbroken tonight over the death of Jamea Jonae Harris,” the statement read. “While Darius has been accused of being involved with this tragedy, he maintains his innocence and looks forward to his day in court. Our firm’s own investigation is ongoing, and no further statement will be made at this time.”

Darius Miles #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide drives with the ball against the LSU Tigers during a game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on March 5, 2022 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Darius Miles #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide drives with the ball against the LSU Tigers during a game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on March 5, 2022 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
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Harris, who has a five-year-old son, was pronounced dead in the vehicle. 

Miles was dismissed from the men’s basketball team after it was revealed he was allegedly involved in the shooting. Earlier Saturday, he was ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report. 

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