Police surround home in hunt for suspect in fatal Auburn shooting
ASSOCIATED PRESS June 11, 2012 7:56PM
Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson holds up a photo of Desmonte Leonard, 22, of Montgomery, Ala., the suspect wanted for fatally shooting three people, including two former Auburn University football players, and wounding another three people during a party at an apartment complex near the school, at a news conference Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Auburn, Ala. Dawson said that current football player Eric Mack was among those wounded and was being treated at a hospital. The two slain former players were identified as Edward Christian and Ladarious Phillips. The other person killed was identified as Demario Pitts. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have converged on a Montgomery home where they believe a suspect in a fatal weekend shooting at Auburn University may be located.
Montgomery Police spokeswoman Regina Duckett said during a televised news conference Monday that police received a credible tip that Desmonte Leonard is in the house. Duckett said they are trying to make contact but have not confirmed he’s in there.
Dozens of law enforcement vehicles were shown surrounding the house in television footage from a local station.
Authorities said Leonard was charged with three counts of capital murder in the Saturday night shooting during a pool party at University Heights apartments.
In all, three were killed and three wounded. The dead included two former Auburn football players.