Authorities: Former Snellville football star wasn't shot during armed robbery

by: Diana Davis Updated:


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News is learning more about a strange story involving a former Brookwood High School football star, who said he was shot Monday during an armed robbery.

Tuesday, Richland County South Carolina sheriff's officials disputed University of South Carolina player Kenny Miles' claims.

"The initial report that was given to us is untrue," said Richland County South Carolina Sheriff Leon Lott.

The sheriff said only that Miles was shot in the arm. But that Miles' statements to police that it happened during an armed robbery were false.

According to Lott, "That is not a true statement of what happened, we do not know, we are continuing to investigate it."

Before the sheriff's statements, Channel 2's Diana Davis talked to Miles' former Brookwood football coach about the shooting.

Coach Mark Crews said Miles' mother pulled Miles' younger brother, who also plays for Snellville's Brookwood High School, out of practice.

"His mother came to practice and said they had a family emergency and took Dorian from practice," Crews said.

Initial reports said Miles' gunshot wound was life-threatening. The sheriff now says it was only a flesh wound in the forearm and not serious. The sheriff's office said only that Miles was in "stable condition."

Miles' high school coach told Davis the running back was a Brookwood favorite son, and not just because of his athleticism.

"What really kind of set Kenny apart was his personality, kind of you know pretty much love for everybody and everybody loved him," Crews said.

Crews also told Davis that he assumed the Miles family left for South Carolina Monday but had not heard from family members since.

I've sent his mother a couple of text messages this morning but I'm sure obviously there are a lot of things going on," said Crews.

Davis spoke with a public information officer for the Richland County Sheriff's Office. Sgt. Curtis Wilson told her no charges have been filed against Miles.

Wilson said that "the investigation continues."

So far, no arrests have been made.

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