City of Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson on Tuesday, June 12, announced the arrest of Desmonte Leonard, suspect in Saturday's tragic incident at University Heights Apartments. Below is a statement from Auburn University President Jay Gogue.
"We appreciate the dedication and commitment of the Auburn City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. This is a difficult time for our campus and community. We're remembering those who lost their lives, and it's important that we pull together to help those who are grieving and recovering. We're offering counseling to students, and we've reached out to the families. I ask everyone to offer your thoughts, prayers and support to those who need it."
Counseling is available for all Auburn University students who have been affected by this incident. Appointments are required (except for emergencies) and can be made by calling (334) 844-5123 or by stopping by in person. The office is located on the 2nd floor of the Auburn University Medical Clinic at the corner of Lem Morrison Drive and Duncan Drive. Business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Students in need of immediate counseling should go to the emergency room of East Alabama Medical Center, or call (334) 705-0510. Also, the East Alabama Mental Health Center has a toll-free number that may be called 24 hours a day for emergencies: (800) 815-0630.
More information regarding counseling services will be made available on this website as it becomes available.