Auburn shooting suspect Desmonte Leonard surrenders to authorities

A three-day man hunt for Auburn shooting suspect Desmonte Leonard came to an end yesterday when he turned himself in to authorities in Capital City. Leonard peacefully surrendered yesterday evening at the federal courthouse just before 8:00 pm.

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange said it was the outcome everyone desired.

“To have him turn himself in without incident is exactly the way you want it to happen,” he said.

Auburn Police Department Chief Tommy Dawson said he believed Leonard knew his arrest was inevitable.

“You can only run for so long,” he said during a news conference Tuesday night. “It’s a psychological thing. If not tonight or next week or a year from now, we would have done it.”

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