Police have arrested two men in connection to the shootings over the weekend that took the lives of former Auburn players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips and wounded others.
Per the Associated Press, Jeremy S. Thomas, of Montgomery, Ala., and another person whose name has not been released have been arrested, according to an Auburn police report released Monday afternoon. A third person connected to the shooting, Desmonte Leonard, remains at large.
Thomas was apprehended Monday after he allegedly fled the scene with Leonard following the shootings and has been charged with hindering prosecution in the first degree. He is currently being held in a Montgomery jail. Leonard (pictured, on paper) allegedly fled the scene in a white Chevrolet that was found abandoned on the way to Montgomery, Ala., where Leonard is believed to be located.
Leonard, who is facing three counts of capital murder, has a history of being on the wrong side of the law. In 2008, he was arrested and charged with carrying a pistol without a license. In 2009, he was charged with assault after allegedly shooting a man in the groin, but prosecutors later dropped the case after the victim said Leonard wasn’t the shooter.
The shooting, which is reported to have started over a woman, resulted in the deaths of Phillips, Christian and 20-year-old Demario Pitts. Wounded in the shootings were Auburn lineman Eric Mack, Xavier Moss and John Robertson, who remains in critical condition after being shot in the head.