Investigator: Gun used in fatal shooting was exchanged in Brandon Miller's car

Jasmine Hollie
The Tuscaloosa News

A police investigator testified Tuesday that University of Alabama basketball star Brandon Miller was on the scene of a fatal shooting that led to the arrest of his now-former teammate.

Branden Culpepper of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit was the first witness in a hearing for 21-year-old Darius Miles in the courtroom located inside the Tuscaloosa County Jail. Culpepper testified that Miles and Michael Lynn Davis were in Miller's car shortly before the Jan. 15 shooting death of 23-year-old Jamea Harris of Birmingham.

Investigators believe Miles provided the gun and that Davis fired the shot that killed Harris. Culpepper testified that Miles gave Davis the gun while the two were in the back seat of Miller's car. According to Culpepper, Miles texted Miller and Miller brought Miles' gun to the scene.

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Investigators say that another Alabama basketball player, Jaden Bradley, was also at the scene of the shooting.

Circuit Judge Joanne Jannik said a decision on whether or not Miles and Davis will be granted bond will be made at a later date.