Police surround home in hunt for Auburn suspect
by Bob Johnson, Associated Press
June 12, 2012 11:50 AM | 687 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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)
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)
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) _ An Alabama mayor says that authorities are in a “waiting game” while they surround a house where they believe a suspect in fatal shootings near Auburn University is hiding.

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange told reporters Monday night that authorities were using tear gas to try and flush out the suspect.

Strange said that authorities received two separate tips that someone who looked like suspect Desmonte Leonard was in the area.

Dozens of law enforcement vehicles surrounded the house.

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.

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