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Suspect in Auburns Running Back Shooting and his brothers murder, Surrenders to Authorities

Florida – (WDNews) In a turn of events that has shocked the Auburn, AL. community, Darryl Brookins has turned himself in to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Brookins, wanted in connection with the tragic shooting that left Auburn University running back Brian Battie severely injured and claimed the life of his brother Tommie Battie IV, surrendered on Wednesday.

Brookins (28) faces a slew of charges, including murder, attempted murder, and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The early Saturday morning shooting led to Tommie Battie’s death and critically injured Brian Battie, who is now fighting for his life in the hospital. The violent incident also left two others injured, all of whom required immediate medical attention.

Details surrounding the motive for the shooting remain unclear as investigators have yet to release further information. Meanwhile, the Auburn football community is rallying around Brian Battie. He remains in critical condition, reliant on a ventilator, with his situation reportedly worsening in recent days. Auburn head coach Hugh Freeze has called for prayers, emphasizing the need for support during this difficult time.

A GoFundMe page set up by the Battie brothers’ grandparents has raised nearly $95,000, showing an outpouring of support from fans and the wider community. As the investigation continues, the Auburn family remains hopeful for Brian’s recovery while mourning the loss of Tommie.