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Report: Alabama Basketball Player Arrested On Capital Murder Charge

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Alabama basketball player Darius Hairston Miles is one of two men arrested and charged with capital murder Sunday following a shooting on the Strip in Tuscaloosa early that morning, Tuscaloosa Patch’s Ryan Phillips first reported.

Miles, and Michael Lynn Davis, are being held without bond after video surveillance and witnesses made the two the Tuscaloosa Police Departments suspects in the shooting of 23-year old Jamea Jonae Harris early Sunday morning.

Tuscaloosa PD believes Harris was shot in a car after a minor argument between the two parties on the Strip earlier in the night, according to TuscaloosaNews reporting.

Miles provided Davis the weapon and Davis fired it, AL.com reported according to court records Tuesday afternoon.

Miles had played in six games for Alabama this season, averaging 1.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. The junior had been in-and-out of the lineup this season while dealing with personal issues and an ankle injury.

Alabama coach Nate Oats stated that Miles would miss the remainder of the 2022-23 season due to an ankle injury on Saturday.

A Washington D.C. native, Miles has spent the entirety of his college career at Alabama where he’s played in 53 total games. Miles largest role was last season as a sophomore when he played 17 minutes per game and averaged 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

Alabama is off to a strong start to the season, posting a 15-2 (5-0 SEC) record while climbing to No. 4 in the AP Poll.

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