Jamea Harris Obituary, Death – The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) has taken two male suspects into custody in connection with the shooting death of a woman that occurred early on Saturday morning in the area surrounding The Strip. The shooting occurred shortly after midnight. Jamea Jonae Harris, 23, of Birmingham, was reportedly a passenger in a car when she was shot around 1:45 a.m. in the area of Grace Street and University Boulevard, according to the investigators who were looking into the incident.
The area is located near the intersection of Grace Street and University Boulevard. The investigators were looking into the incident to learn more details about what took place and why. The driver continued driving along University Boulevard until they came across a vehicle that belonged to a University of Alabama police officer and was parked at the Walk of Champions at Bryant Denny Stadium. At that point, the driver pulled over and approached the vehicle. After reaching that point, they made the decision to pull over and then make a call for assistance. In order to investigate the incident, officers from the VCU Police Department as well as the Tuscaloosa Police Department were dispatched to the location.
The driver asserts that shots were fired at his vehicle from another location, which ultimately led to Harris sustaining injuries. He claimed that he had retaliated in self-defense and that he had, in fact, hit one of the armed robbery suspects with his gunfire. He stated that he was under the impression that he had struck one of the suspects. An investigation was carried out by the authorities, which included the inspection of both crime scenes as well as the questioning of a number of witnesses.
As a result of this investigation, the authorities were able to identify two suspects and locate them. Darius Hairston Miles, who is 21 years old and is originally from the Washington, District of Columbia area, was successfully apprehended by them. He attended the University of Alabama, where he not only studied basketball but also participated in the sport at the collegiate level by being a member of the Crimson Tide’s varsity team.