After four long nights, the search for the prime suspect in the Auburn shooting case has come to an end. Desmonte Demontez "Woosie" Leonard, 22, of Montgomery surrendered to representatives of the FBI and US Marshals inside the front lobby of the Federal Courthouse in Montgomery just before 8:00pm CT on Tuesday night.
The arrest was facilitated by Montgomery lawyer, Susan James. He is currently being held in the Montgomery County Jail and is expected to be transferred to Lee County in the coming days for his initial arraignment. Thus far, Woosie is reportedly charged with 3 counts of Capital Murder, 2 counts of Felony Assault, and more could be added in coming days. Authorities have not determined what the charge will be in the case of the sixth victim, John Robertson, who is still in critical condition at Birmingham's UAB Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.
The investigation is still ongoing and evidence is still being gathered in the case. While they did not immediately anticipate any, authorities have not ruled out additional arrests or charges stemming from the investigation. Leonard is still considered a suspect and will be until proven guilty in a court of law by a jury of his peers. The apprehension of this suspect does not bring back Ed Christian, LaDarious Phillips, or Demario Pitts, but hopefully it is the beginning of justice being served for these senseless acts.