North Carolina Shootings: Suspect had at least 12 guns, cases of ammo

Warrants filed in court Friday listed an inventory of weapons seized by police from the Chapel Hill condominium of Craig Stephen Hicks, the 46-year-old charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

By: Associated Press | Raleigh | Published: February 15, 2015 1:10:12 am

By: MICHAEL BIESECKER & JONATHAN DREW

The suspect in the deaths of three Muslim college students in North Carolina had at least a dozen firearms stashed in his home, according to search warrants released as world leaders decried the shootings.

Warrants filed in court Friday listed an inventory of weapons seized by police from the Chapel Hill condominium of Craig Stephen Hicks, the 46-year-old charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

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The warrants list four handguns recovered from the home Hicks shared with his wife, in addition to a pistol the suspect had with him when he turned himself in about an hour after the shootings. The warrants also list two shotguns and six rifles, including a military-style AR-15 carbine. Police also recovered numerous loaded magazines and cases of ammunition.

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