APD arrest Auburn man on attempted murder charge

Lorenza Dorsey—CAPTAIN

AUBURN, Ala.- On Aug. 31, 2019, Auburn Police arrested Anthony Marquez Buchannon, age 17, from Auburn, on a warrant charging him with attempted murder as an adult.

The arrest stems from an investigation into a shooting that was reported to police in the early morning hours of Aug. 31, 2019. The victim, a female juvenile, was shot by an acquaintance, later identified as Buchannon, after she rejected his unwanted advances. Buchannon fled the scene after the shooting and the 17-year-old victim was air lifted to Piedmont Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia, for treatment. She is listed in stable condition.

Buchannon was arrested by Auburn Police several hours later at a residence in Macon County, Alabama. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Auburn Police Division where he was interviewed.

Buchannon was later transported to the Lee County Jail where he was being held on a $75,000 bond. This case remains under investigation by the Auburn Police Division. If you have any information regarding this shooting, please contact the Auburn Police Division Detective Section at 334-501-3140 or the anonymous tip line at 334-246-1391.

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