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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A man arrested in connection with three interstate shootings in Alabama and Georgia had more than 2,000 ammunition and an alarming number of firearms in his car, police said Thursday.
The Auburn Police Department also said that they have not yet found a motive for the “seemingly random shooting”. Jarrell Raphael Brown, 39, of Montgomery, Alabama, was arrested Wednesday in Lafayette, Alabama, after shootings were reported in Montgomery and Auburn. in Alabama and near Hogansville, Georgia.
Auburn Assistant Police Chief Michael Harris said officers found a large cache of firearms and more than 2,000 ammunition in Brown’s vehicle. Police released photos of a table filled with three grenades, at least seven long guns, scopes, clips and ammunition boxes, which they said were recovered from the car.
“Due to the alarming amount of weapons recovered with the actions of the suspect, there can be no doubt that the immediate collaborative efforts of all agencies involved ended the act of danger to many communities and to the public spread across several states,” Harris he said.
Brown is charged with attempt to murder and shooting into an empty vehicle in connection with the Auburn shooting, which seriously injured a 45-year-old motorist.
Brown is being held without bond, and court records do not indicate whether he has an attorney to speak to.
Officers were asked to search for a 1996 white Cadillac Fleetwood after three shootings were reported. In the Auburn shooting, a 45-year-old Prattville, Alabama, man was seriously injured by a gunshot wound, officials said, entering from behind the man’s vehicle. The victim was taken by helicopter to Montgomery Hospital.
Harris said police began investigating the Auburn shooting at around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, and later learned there had been a shooting an hour earlier in Montgomery, Alabama, and then an hour later in Troop County, Georgia. The three communities are approximately 55 miles (88 kilometers) apart on Interstate 85.
A section of Interstate 85 in Auburn was closed for hours while police investigated.
No one was injured in the Georgia shooting. No details on the Montgomery shooting were immediately released.
Brown also faces charges of felony assault in Georgia, possession of a firearm while committing a felony, and first-degree criminal damages, officials said.
The deputy in Troop County, western Georgia, said he used a traffic camera to identify the suspect vehicle, allowing information about the car to be broadcast throughout the area. A Chambers County, Alabama, sheriff’s deputy pulled over Brown and arrested him, officials said. Brown was later handed over to Auburn Police.
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