Auburn Police Vow To Continue Manhunt For Desmonte Leonard

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Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson says officers will not rest until they arrest a man accused of shooting six people on Saturday night, killing three.

Dawson spoke Monday morning at a news conference in Auburn. 

"This is a trying time for all of us, and hopefully we'll never go through this again," Dawson said.  "We're not resting until this person is brought to custody."

Monday night, dozens of officers swarmed a house in Montgomery, searching and waiting, acting on a tip accused shooter Desmonte Leonard was inside.

Montgomery Police and U.S. Marshalls worked into Tuesday morning, trying to find Leonard in that home.  They used tear gas, sent cameras in, and dismantled part of the home's interior.

"Now we're going to have to literally take every bit of insulation out, take boards out, get behind HVAC ducting, get behind the chimney, those types of things," said Alabama Department of Public Safety Director Chris Murphy at an overnight news briefing.

However, authorities left around 2:00 a.m. and did not update the media.

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