A 23-year-old woman is dead after a shooting in the area known as The Strip near the campus of the University of Alabama, according to the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit. Former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles is one of two people to be arrested and charged with capital murder.
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Officers from the Tuscaloosa Police Department and the University of Alabama Police Department were dispatched to the area of University Boulevard on reports of a shooting around 1:45 a.m. Sunday.
Police said the victim was shot while inside a vehicle in the area of Grace Street and University Boulevard. The victim’s vehicle drove along the road until it encountered a UAPD police vehicle and stopped for help near the Walk of Champions at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Police said the vehicle contained a deceased female that had been shot. The driver reported that their vehicle had been shot into and he had returned fire in self-defense, saying he may have struck a suspect.
The victim was identified as Jamea Jonae Harris of Birmingham. Police said she was not affiliated with the university.
Police believe the shooting was the result of a minor argument that occurred between the victims and suspects after they encountered each other along the strip.
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Police said two people have been arrested for capital murder.
21-year-old Darius Miles, an Alabama basketball player, was arrested and charged with capital murder. Miles was no longer listed on Alabama's basketball roster Sunday night.
20-year-old Michael Lynn Davis was also arrested and charged with capital murder. Police said Davis is not affiliated with the university.
One suspect was found to have indeed been struck by gunfire and had a non-life-threatening wound. At this time, both suspects have been charged with Capital Murder, and committed to jail, with no bond.