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The college basketball world was stunned to learn Sunday afternoon that Alabama basketball player Darius Miles was charged with capital murder. This was due to his involvement in the shooting of 23-year old 23-year-old Jamea Jonae Harris early Sunday morning.

The victim was hit while in the passenger seat amid crossfire between the driver and Miles’ friend, Michael Davis. Davis fired into a car in which Harris was a passenger. The driver and Davis exchanged gunfire.

Miles and Davis could face life in prison or the death penalty if convicted. Tuesday, court documents revealed that Miles did not pull the trigger but did provide the gun, according to Alabama beat writer Chase Goodbread.

“Per warrants for the arrests of Darius Miles and Michael Davis, Miles admitted to providing gun to police, and victim was killed by one gunshot. Tuscaloosa News has authenticated at least 11 shots in exchange of gunfire.”

This new piece of information may keep Miles from receiving a harsher penalty than the actual shooter.

Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats addressed the situation in his press conference Monday for the first time.

“Condolences to the family and friends of Jamea Jonae Harris. Young woman, daughter and mother, who was taken way too soon from a senseless act,” he said. “This is an incredibly sad situation and our hearts go out to her loved ones, keeping them in our thoughts and prayers as they continue to grieve. We came together last night and talked, thought it was important that we were all here and around to support one another through this situation.”

Oats did say he also has been in contact with Miles’ mother as well during his ordeal. Miles found out Saturday he would be out the rest of the season due to an ankle injury.

The Tide has to face Vanderbilt in Nashville Tuesday night. It will be interesting to see how the team will respond after this devastating news.

{Chase Goodbread}

About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.