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Former Lafayette football player faces murder charge

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A football player from Lafayette is facing a murder charge in connection with a shooting in Troy, Alabama.
Authorities say 21-year-old Dimitri Miles was apprehended late Sunday,
After he allegedly shot and killed 26-year-old Marquise McLendon at an apartment complex early that morning.
Miles graduated from Lafayette High School in 2010, where he played football and basketball.
He was a walk-on football player at Troy but was ruled academically ineligible this past season.
Neighbors say Sunday's shooting happened inside a teammate's home.

Breauan Crayton, resident, "It was really shocking because it's usually pretty quiet over here."

Lt. Bryan Wee, Troy Police Department, "Most of the folks, most of the kids that...the people that live in this apartment complex are students."

Police say the apartment complex was nearly vacant at the time of the shooting, because of the holiday break.
Dimitri Miles is being held at the Pike County Jail on a 100-thousand dollar bond.
He's been dismissed from the University and the football team.

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