BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) – A manhunt for the suspected killer of three men near Auburn University in Alabama led police and federal authorities to raid the wrong house Monday night, an FBI spokesman said on Tuesday.
Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were searching for Desmonte Leonard, 22, the prime suspect in Saturday’s shooting in which two former Auburn University football players were killed and a current player was wounded.
Police fired tear-gas cartridges into a house in Leonard’s hometown of Montgomery, about 55 miles from Auburn.
The location “turned out not to be correct,” FBI spokesman Douglas Astralaga said.
Three men were killed and three were wounded in the shooting at an apartment complex near the Auburn campus. One of wounded remains in critical condition with a bullet wound to the head.
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