Former Alabama men’s basketball player Darius Miles has reportedly been charged with capital murder after a shooting on Sunday.
Miles, 21, was one of two suspects allegedly charged in the shooting death. Video of Miles walking out of the Tuscaloosa County Jail surfaced on Twitter on Sunday.
Shortly after that footage was released, Miles’s player page on Alabama’s website was unavailable.
The University of Alabama issued a statement saying it was aware of the “recent charge” against Miles. Miles was removed from campus and is “no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team.”
The arrest comes hours after Alabama defeated LSU 106-66 on Saturday. Prior to the contest, Miles was ruled out for the season due to an ankle injury. He sat on the bench during the game on Saturday and celebrated the victory with his teammates in the stadium.
A 23-year-old woman was fatally shot while in a vehicle around 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit Capt. Jack Kennedy told al.com. After the woman was shot, the driver of the vehicle located a University of Alabama police officer.
The driver said he returned fire in self-defense and may have hit a suspect. After speaking with witnesses and reviewing video footage, police identified and arrested two suspects, Kennedy told al.com. One of those suspects suffered a non-life-threatening injury after being shot.
Kennedy said the shooting apparently occurred after the victim and the suspects got into a “minor argument.”