BREAKING: Authorities surround Montgomery county home reportedly where Auburn shooting suspect is holed up

(CNN) — The man accused of killing three people and wounding three others near Alabama’s Auburn University is believed to be holed up in a Montgomery home, Montgomery County Sheriff D.T. Marshall said Monday.

Law enforcement officers from several agencies had surrounded the house, and authorities were attempting to persuade the man to surrender Monday evening, Marshall told CNN.

The suspect, 22-year-old Desmonte Leonard, faces three counts of capital murder in the Auburn killings early Saturday. He has been the target of an intense manhunt for two days, and two other men have been jailed on charges of hindering prosecution in the case.

The shootings took place at an off-campus apartment complex in Auburn, about 50 miles east of Montgomery. The dead included two former Auburn football players, and a current football player was among the wounded.

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