Police Chief Tommy Dawson shows photo of suspect Desmonte Leonard of Montgomery. A warrant for three counts of capital murder has been issued, and he is considered to be armed and dangerous. (Rebecca Croomes)slideshow Former Auburn football players Ed Christian, Ladarious Phillips and Auburn resident Demario Pitts were shot and killed Saturday night at the University Heights apartment complex on West Longleaf Drive.
22-year-old Desmonte Leonard of Montgomery is confirmed to be the suspect of the shooting, according to Auburn police.
A warrant for three counts of capital murder has been issued.
Leonard is suspected of shooting Xavier Moss, John Robertson and Auburn football player Eric Mack.
In a statement made to espn.com, Gene Chizik said, “I am devastated by the passing of three young men, including two that I personally knew in Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips and my heart goes out to their families.”
Moss was released from East Alabama Medical Center, and Robertson is currently in critical condition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.