AUBURN, Ala. (CNN) -- Authorities say the 22-year-old man suspected of killing three people and wounding three others near Auburn University is now in custody. And he could appear in court as early as Wednesday.
The three-day manhunt is over. Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson says, "At approximately 7:57 this evening, Desmonte Leonard turned himself in to the US Marshal Art Baylor in Montgomery, Alabama, along with Special Agent Kelvin King, FBI. Mr. Leonard was charged with three counts of capital murder, two counts of assault first degree. He will be processed into the Montgomery County Jail and held there for a while."
The manhunt started after police were called to a shooting at an apartment complex near the auburn university campus Saturday night. These two former auburn football players were among the three people killed.
On Monday, a small army of police and federal agents swarmed a home in Montgomery, where they believed Leonard was hiding.
Police surrounded and searched the house for more than six hours, and sprayed tear gas hoping to flush him out. Their efforts came up empty.
Police say they believe he was in the attic, but was gone by the time they launched the raid.
With the suspect now in custody, police addressed the families of the victims. Dawson says, "I know your young men won't be coming home, but hopefully this arrest will give you some closure. It's not over. We're going to continue to investigate this case."
Auburn University's head football coach says they're also in mourning. Gene Chizik says, "The whole Auburn community, the whole Auburn family is devastated in the passing of three young men."
Two other men were also jailed in the case on charges of hindering prosecution. Authorities say one of them left the scene of the shootings with Leonard and the other tried to mislead investigators during the search.
Police say they have a motive in the shooting, but are not releasing it. Several media outlets cited witnesses as saying the altercation was over a woman.