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Alabama college basketball player Darius Miles reportedly charged in fatal shooting

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Darius Miles, a member of the fourth-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide basketball program reportedly has been arrested and charged in a fatal shooting in Tuscaloosa on Sunday morning.

At around 1:45 AM on Sunday morning, Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama police responded to a call about a shooting at the Walk of Champions at Bryant Denny Stadium, near University Boulevard.

The victim in the incident, a 23-year-old woman, was allegedly shot in her vehicle, drove off, and eventually pulled over after she spotted authorities closing in on the seen. Unfortunately, when police arrived the victim had already succumbed to her injuries.

On Sunday evening, AL.com contributor Ben Flanagan was the first to report that “One of the two suspects charged with capital murder [in relation to the shooting] is Alabama basketball player Darius Miles.”

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Soon after his report, Flanagan posted a video of what looks to be the Junior forward leaving Tuscaloosa County Jail in handcuffs and escorted into a police vehicle by authorities. The footage can be viewed below.

Darius Miles’s Alabama Crimson Tide season came to a close yesterday

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Darius Miles, 21, has been in and out of the Alabama Crimson Tide basketball team’s rotation throughout the season. But a “personal matter” reportedly kept him off the roster toward the end of December. Just yesterday, he was officially ruled out for the rest of the season with what the program called an ankle injury.

Carol Robinson of AL.com added after the original reports that the victim is reportedly Birmingham native Jamea Jonae Harris. Michael Lynn Davis, 20, is reportedly the other individual being charged in the shooting. Neither Harris nor Davis are members of the University on any level.

In three seasons with the University, he has only started in two games and peaked at 17.2 minutes per game in 2021-2022. This season, he only logged just over six minutes and 1.5 points per game for the SEC Conference-leading Crimson Tide (15-2).