Recently, Darius Miles, a basketball player for the University of Alabama, was apprehended. Along with another man, he is accused of the capital murder of a 23-year-old lady.
He was placed in custody at the Tuscaloosa County Jail. Few are aware of what transpired between the defendant and the survivor. On Sunday, while he was being handcuffed and led to the police car, Miles cried and said, “I love you more than you imagine.” In this article, we will discuss what exactly happened to Darius Miles and who was he. So read the article till the end.
Who is Darius Miles?
American former professional basketball player Darius LaVar Miles was born on October 9, 1981.
In the 2000 NBA draught, the Los Angeles Clippers took the 6’9″ (2.06 m), 235 lb (107 kg) forward with the third overall pick. In 2001, he became the very first prep-to-pro player to be named to the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team.
After spending two years out of the game after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee, Miles was released by the Portland Trail Blazers in April 2008. This nearly marked the end of his playing career. With the Memphis Grizzlies, he made his return to the court in 2008–09.
Alabama Player Darius Miles is Accused of Capital Murder
Darius Miles, an Alabama men’s basketball team player, and another man have been charged with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of a 23-year-old woman near campus early on Sunday morning.
An official at the Tuscaloosa County Jail told ESPN that Miles was booked at around 6:45 p.m. ET on Sunday. In a statement released on Sunday, the school confirmed rumors that junior reserve forward Miles, a native of Washington, D.C., had been cut from the squad.
Capt. Jack Kennedy of the Tuscaloosa Police Department stated that the shooting happened early on Sunday morning in the Strip off University Boulevard close to campus. Jamea Harris, a resident of the Birmingham area, reportedly died after being shot.
Both Miles (age 21) and Michael Lynn Davis (age 20) of Charles County, Maryland have been charged with first-degree murder. Kennedy explained that this accusation was made because shots had been fired into a car, leading to the death of the driver.
While they were on the Strip, a minor altercation between the suspects and the victim appears to be the only motive at this time, Kennedy said at a press conference on Sunday night. He claimed there was no history between them.
He claimed that at around 1:45 a.m., the driver of another vehicle, in which Harris was a passenger, approached campus police near Bryant-Denny Stadium, saying that someone had shot into the vehicle and the driver had fired back. According to Kennedy, he will not say who fired the gun or who was injured, but he did say that one of the suspects was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening wounds.
Kennedy noted that it appeared that neither Harris nor Davis were students at the university.
It was announced on Monday by Miles’ legal team that he and his family are “heartbroken tonight over the death of Jamea Jonae Harris.”
Darius has been accused of being a part of the tragedy, but he insists he is innocent and is waiting for his day in court. Because our company is conducting its investigation at this time, we will not be making any further comments.
After Saturday’s game against LSU, Alabama announced that Miles would be out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury. The university issued a statement saying he “has been removed from campus,” and his bio was taken down from the athletics website.
In a brief news conference with reporters on Monday in Tuscaloosa, Alabama head coach Nate Oats said he is constrained in what he can say about Miles.
He began by expressing his sorrow for the loss of Jamea Harris, “a young woman, a daughter, and a mother who was taken away from us too soon in a senseless act.”
“It’s a tragic situation all around. We continue to hold [Harris’ loved ones] in our hearts and prayers as they endure this tragic loss. I have nothing more to contribute at this time because the investigation is still ongoing.”
According to Oats, Miles missed a month of practice while he dealt with a personal challenge, and then he decided to end his season on Saturday, hours before the shooting, because of an ankle injury that had been bothering him for a while.
“He actually went back home to [Washington] to deal with a personal matter and then he had the ankle injury, it was kind of ongoing,” Oats explained. “Unfortunately, he’s had more than one problem. These other events on Sunday morning had nothing to do with the one we’re discussing.”
After hearing the news of the shooting on Sunday morning, Oats said he called the athletic director of Alabama, Greg Byrne, and focused on Harris, her family, and his squad. He stated that the shooting affected him since he has daughters, but he also had to discuss the incident with Miles’ mother.
Oats stated that Miles is the only Alabama team member associated with the shooting. He reported that his team’s Sunday night meeting was filled with “many hugs.”
In a video released by AL.com, an emotional Miles is heard telling someone, “I swear… I love you more than you can think,” as he is carried into a police van.
This season, Miles participated in six games. The last time he played for the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide, on December 20, he scored two points against Jackson State in Alabama’s 84-64 victory.
Did Darius Miles Fire at the Car of Jamea Harris?
According to reports, Jamea was in the passenger seat of the car in which she was seated. And as Darius and Michael opened fire, the driver of Jamea’s vehicle decided to return fire as well.
The bullet wounds let the police identify the suspects, who were then questioned about the crime. The incident was not captured on video. Nonetheless, surveillance cameras in the area captured the gunfire at the time.
Surveillance cameras capture the sound of gunshots that led to the death of Jamea Harris. Former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles maintains his innocence. All families involved are heartbroken. pic.twitter.com/pDp0GylJUK
— Byron A. Jackson 🥋 (@ByronAntJack) January 16, 2023
The University of Alabama confirmed just one day before the incident that Darius will miss the remainder of the NCAA basketball season due to an ankle injury. The institution announced that Jamea was no longer a part of the basketball team following his untimely demise.
The University of Alabama just sent the following statement on the arrest of basketball player Darius Miles. pic.twitter.com/v3NHhaM36e
— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) January 15, 2023
Currently, Miles maintains his innocence. According to sources, the developer-old is awaiting his court date. Until then, we must see how things develop for Miles and Jamea’s family.
Darius Miles, a basketball player for the University of Alabama, was apprehended. Along with another man, he is accused of the capital murder of a 23-year-old lady. Miles cried as he was led to the police car and said, “I love you more than you imagine”. Darius Miles has been accused of being a part of the tragedy, but he insists he is innocent. Coach Nate Oats says he is constrained in what he can say about Miles because of the investigation.
Alabama head coach Nate Oats says Darius Miles’ Sunday night meeting was filled with hugs after his team learned of the shooting death of Jamea Harris.
Miles last played for the Crimson Tide on December 20, when he scored two points in an 84-64 victory over Jackson State. The University of Alabama announced that Darius Miles will miss the remainder of the NCAA basketball season due to an ankle injury. Miles maintains his innocence and is awaiting his court date. Surveillance cameras capture the sound of gunshots that led to the death of Jamea Harris.