AUBURN, Ala. — The 22-yearold Desmonte Leonard suspected in pool party shooting on Sunday; in which three people were killed — including two former Auburn University football players — and three injured, was previously arrested on charges involving guns and twice sued for child support, according to court records.
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Law enforcement agencies were hunting Monday for Desmonte Leonard of Montgomery, who allegedly opened fire Saturday night at an apartment complex near Auburn University after a scuffle with some of the victims over a woman. He faces three counts of capital murder.
Police urged the suspect to turn himself in. Authorities are also searching for two other persons of interest.
Tommy Dawson, Auburn Police Chief, said Leonard escaped from the spot in a white Chevrolet that he dumped on the way back to Montgomery, about 55 miles away. Police believed he was in the Montgomery area.
Court records show Montgomery police arrested Leonard in 2008 on a charge of carrying a pistol without a license, after stopping a suspected stolen vehicle and finding him inside. Documents available online didn't show whether the case was ever resolved, but Leonard was freed on bond within days.
In 2009 he was charged for assault after shooting a man in groin. Leonard has also been involved in two child support cases.
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