ESPN: Brandon Miller, Darius Miles Sued for Wrongful Death of Jamea Harris
Brandon Miller, the former Alabama basketball superstar who joined the NBA after his freshman season ended earlier this year, has been named in a wrongful death lawsuit for his role in the death of a Birmingham mother fatally shot on the Tuscaloosa Strip in January, according to a report from ESPN.
For those unfamiliar with the case, our most complete account of what happened on the morning of January 1`5th, 2023 can be found here.
Miller has not been criminally charged in connection to the deadly shooting, but it has been established in court that the gun eventually used in a gunfight that killed 23-year-old Jamea Harris started the evening in the back of Miller's Dodge Charger.
Miller drove Miles to the Strip that night, and Miles left the semiautomatic handgun in the back of the car.
Miles texted Miller and asked him to bring it to the scene after he reportedly saw the other person involved in the shooting, Cedric Johnson, arm himself with a large-caliber revolver.
Attorneys for Miller say he was already on the way to the Strip when Miles texted. As soon as he arrived, Miles gave the gun to Michael Davis, who reportedly exchanged shots with Cedric Johnson.
Davis was wounded by one bullet and grazed by another. Jamea Harris, who was in a vehicle with Johnson, was struck in the head and killed.
The capital murder cases against Miles and Davis continue, but now the family of Jamea Harris has named both men and Brandon Miller in a wrongful death lawsuit, according to ESPN.
The federal lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama Friday by Decarla Raietta Heard, Jamea Harris' mother.
Miller is now a rookie with the Charlotte Hornets after his standout freshman year at Alabama. He was the Number Two overall pick in this year's NBA Draft.
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