San Francisco Chronicle
Tide star linked to shooting
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama basketball star Brandon Miller brought a teammate the gun that was used in a fatal January shooting near campus, an investigator testified Tuesday.
Miller, a freshman standout, brought Darius Miles’ gun to him on the night of the shooting after Miles texted him and asked him to do so, Tuscaloosa Police investigator Brandon Culpepper testified, according to news outlets.
The allegation of Miller’s involvement on the night of the Jan. 15 shooting came during a preliminary hearing for Miles and Michael Davis, who face capital murder charges for the death of 23year-old Jamea Harris.
Former Tide player Miles is accused of providing his gun to Davis, who fired it and killed Harris, prosecutors say.
Alabama coach Nate Oats told reporters Tuesday the team has been aware that Miller allegedly brought Miles the gun, but the team’s leading scorer is not in “any type of trouble.” He has started every game since the shooting.
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NO. 25 TEXAS A&M 68 NO. 11 TENNESSEEE 63
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NO. 13 MIAMI 76 VIRGINIA TECH 70
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VILLANOVA 64 NO. 16 XAVIER 63
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WOMEN ST. JOHN’S 69 NO. 4 CONNECTICUT 64
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NO. 7 MARYLAND 96 NO. 6 IOWA 68
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NO. 15 VILLANOVA 67 DEPAUL 64
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