Alabama linebacker among those reacting to Auburn triple murder
By: Dorothy Sherman
AUBURN, AL – Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster was among those taking to social media to react to the deadly shooting in Auburn that happened early Saturday morning. On Monday Foster’s twitter page showed pictures and had a message for 43-year-old Auburn man Recco Cobb. The message read "you my heart dawg my rider bra wherever I go you go wherever you go I go we had a PACK 1Love one for me and one for you brother R.I.P Recco Cobb #OG". Cobb was one of the three Auburn men fatally shot outside Mr. D’s lodge.
"it’s tragic…and then when you endanger other people that are there that may not be involved in the altercation…so it’s very tragic and it’s very fortunate that nobody else was hurt," Auburn Police Capt. Lorenza Dorsey said about the shooting.
Authorities said 33-year-old Auburn man Tarabien Cobb was arrested and is in jail facing capital murder for killing Cobb, 25-year-old Jadarrion Spinks, and 32-year-old Roderick Nelms.
Capt. Dorsey said it’s believed that the shooting followed an argument that happened inside the lodge. What the argument was about is something police is still investigating.
"we can’t speak to what it was about and who it involved…we’ve got several people that we’ve interviewed there that night…we’ve got several other people that we plan on interviewing"
Before the shooting and before the argument a flyer was posted on social media. The flyer detailed a planned "celebrity party" at Mr. D’s Friday night.
Authorities couldn’t comment on witnesses they’ve interviewed and couldn’t confirm who was at the party as the case is still very much under investigation, but Capt. Dorsey said it’s believed that there was an event going on.
"I’m not exactly sure what the celebration was or what it was in reference to…but it was a get together of a group of people and…it ended up…in this tragedy"
Foster wasn’t alone in sharing words after the shooting others took to the web to share their thoughts for the lives lost.
As for a fourth victim, police said the 23-year-old from Auburn is no longer in the hospital. Police said that victim was treated for a gunshot injury and has since been released.
Capt. Dorsey said all three bodies of the men shot and killed were sent to Montgomery early Monday morning for a post-mortem examination and autopsy.
If you have any information on this shooting contact Auburn Police at (334) 501-3140 or call the tip line at (334) 246-1391.