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Auburn Shooting: Police Surround House Looking For Suspect Desmonte Leonard

A situation is developing regarding the pursuit of the prime suspect in the shooting that took place at Auburn University and left three people dead Saturday night. Police have surrounded the location where they believe prime shooting suspect Desmonte Leonard was hiding. According to Charles Goldberg of the Birmingham News, a SWAT team entered the building on Monday at approximately 10:00 p.m. ET.

The Associated Press reports that the police were led to the location via 911 calls.

Authorities received two 911 calls that someone who looked like suspect Desmonte Leonard was in or near the house, Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange told reporters. One of the calls came from the owner of the home.

The latest reports, coming via Jay G. Tate of the Montgomery Advertiser, state that the suspect is believed to be hiding out in the attic of the home. Fire and Rescue team members have entered the home carrying fiberglass poles designed to rip sheet rock. It is possible that the authorities may be attempting to tear the floor of the attic out from under the suspect.

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