Former Tide F Miles not guilty in shooting case

Montgomery, Ala. — Former University of Alabama basketball player Darius Miles has pleaded not guilty to a capital murder charge filed against him after he was accused of supplying the gun used in a fatal shooting near campus.

Miles, 21, of Washington, D.C., entered the plea Monday, according to court documents.

Miles, a former junior reserve forward for the Crimson Tide, and Michael Lynn Davis, 21, of Charles County, Maryland, are charged in the January shooting death of 23-year-old Jamea Harris. The shooting happened in a student-oriented business district strip of bars and restaurants near the Tuscaloosa campus. Investigators said Harris was sitting in the passenger seat of a car when he was struck by a bullet, leading to a capital murder charge in Alabama.

After the arrest, Miles was removed from the university team.

According to court documents filed in Tuscaloosa, Davis is accused of firing the gun that killed the young woman. Investigators wrote in a court document that Miles admitted to delivering the handgun immediately before the shooting.

Defense lawyers suggested in an earlier court hearing that the two were reacting in self-defense after an altercation with a youth in Harris’ group.

Davis is set to be routed next month. Both men are being held without bond.

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