AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – News 3 has obtained disturbing surveillance video of Sunday mornings deadly shooting outside the Auburn McDonald’s on Magnolia Avenue. We do want to warn you; many will find the video disturbing. News 3 has carefully edited the video, so you do not see anyone getting shot.
On Sunday, September 9, 2018 Auburn Police, with the assistance of members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force,arrested a 17 year old male juvenile from Opelika on a warrant charging him with murder, per Alabama criminal code, as an adult.
The arrest stems from the investigation into the shooting Sunday morning resulting in the death of Evan Mikale Wilson, 20 from Tuskegee. The juvenile was taken into custody at a residence in Auburn. The case remains under investigation and additional charges are possible. The juvenile was transported to the Lee County Jail where he is being held on a $150,000 bond.
In the video, you see a group of people gathered outside. The video shows what appears to be a verbal back-and-forth happening between certain individuals in the group. The video shows a man in a white shirt to the left of the screen. Seconds before the shooting, the man in the white shirt looks behind him and then raises his arm. His hand is holding the gun. The video shows the man pointing the gun and firing it. News 3 has edited the video not to show any of the gunshots being fired. However, the full video appears to show at least four gunshots flash across the screen, scattering the crowd.
One person was killed in the shooting, three Opelika teens were injured, and one Auburn University student was also injured.
Auburn police say 20-year-old Evan Mikale Wilson of Tuskegee man killed in the mass shooting, Sunday morning September 9th in the 200 block of W. Magnolia Avenue. Wilson sustained several gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Lee County Chief Deputy Coroner Gene Manning.
A 16-year-old male was taken to Piedmont Columbus Regional Medical Center in Columbus for serious injuries; a 17-year-old male, 19-year-old female, and 21-year-old male sustained non-life threatening gunshot injuries and were transported to East Alabama Medical Center for treatment.
Wilson will be transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences State Medical examiner’s office in Montgomery for a postmortem examination.
Wilson’s death is being investigated as a homicide; additionally, the assault of the other victims is also being investigated by the Auburn Police Division. There remains no indication that the shooting is random and occurred as a result of an altercation that escalated to gunfire, near the roadway in the 200 block of West Magnolia Ave. As the investigation is moving rapidly and arrest(s) are anticipated, no additional information is being released at this time.
Anyone with information related to this case is urged to contact the Auburn Police Division at (334) 501-3140 or at the tip line, (334) 246-1391.