NBA Star Brandon Miller Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit


The family of a woman killed in a shooting near the University of Alabama has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against former Crimson Tide star, Brandon Miller. The lawsuit accuses Miller of playing a significant role in the death of Jamea Harris, who was allegedly murdered by Miller’s friend earlier this year.

Key Takeaway

Former Crimson Tide star Brandon Miller is facing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of Jamea Harris, who was killed in a shooting incident earlier this year. The lawsuit alleges that Miller played a significant role in the incident by providing the firearm to the shooter. While Miller denies any involvement, Miles and Davis, who are also implicated, are facing capital murder charges in connection with Harris’ death.

Details of the Lawsuit

The lawsuit was filed in a federal court by DeCarla Heard, Jamea Harris’ mother, almost 10 months after the tragic incident. Heard claims that Miller was the individual who arrived at the scene of the shooting with the firearm that was then used by Michael Davis to kill Harris.

According to the lawsuit, Miller, Davis, and former Tide basketball player Darius Miles had been together earlier that night at clubs in Tuscaloosa. Miller left the group due to a long line at a bar, and allegedly, Miles left his gun in Miller’s possession. Later, Davis and Miles got into a dispute with Harris, her boyfriend, and her cousin.

Heard alleges that Miles texted Miller asking for his “joint” after the dispute escalated. Miller then arrived at the location, and Miles retrieved the gun from Miller’s vehicle and handed it off to Davis. Subsequently, Davis approached Harris and fired shots, fatally striking her in the face.

Claims and Damages

Heard’s lawsuit seeks damages, stating that Miller, Davis, and Miles should have been aware of the potential harm that could come from bringing a dangerous weapon to a dispute and discharging it. However, Miller’s attorney has previously stated that Miller had no involvement in the exchange of the gun and was unaware of any illegal activity related to it.

It’s worth noting that Miles and Davis are currently facing capital murder charges for their alleged roles in the incident. Despite the ongoing legal proceedings, Miller has signed a multi-million-dollar contract with the Charlotte Hornets and is expected to be a strong contender for Rookie of the Year this season.