Troy football player Dimitri Miles charged with murder

Miles, 21, is being investigated by police for a shooting early Sunday morning.

Dimitri Miles, a junior linebacker at Troy University, was charged with murder by the Troy Police Department on Sunday.

Miles, 21, is a suspect in a shooting that occurred around 8 a.m. on Sunday morning at an apartment complex. A man was shot and was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Neighbors heard several shots fired.

John Hartwell, Troy's athletic director, released this statement on Friday:

"First and foremost, anytime there is a loss of life it is a tragic event and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and his family. Dimitri Miles was a walk-on student-athlete on our football team who was academically ineligible to compete in competition this past season, but practiced as a member of the scout team. His association with our football team and the Troy Athletic Department has been terminated as a result of these charges which are associated with an incident that occurred off campus.

Miles attended high school in Birmingham prior to playing at Troy. He was immediately suspended from the university.

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