OPELIKA -- A man accused of fatally shooting a woman and injuring two others by gunfire on Wednesday approached some reporters after the shooting and told them that he was the one everyone was searching for.
Thomas Franklin May III, 34, was taken into custody at 6:52 p.m. CDT without incident. He faces a count of capital murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with a Wednesday afternoon shooting at Southern Union Community College in Opelika, said police Capt. Allan Elkins.
Police responded to the college, 1701 Lafayette Parkway, about a shooting at 3:54 p.m. CDT. When officers arrived, they found three gunshot victims and a fourth person cut by glass, Elkins said.
A 63-year-old woman shot in the upper torso died. A 36-year-old woman was shot in her right arm, and a woman in her 90s was struck once in her neck and once in the back. She's been flown to The Medical Center in Columbus.
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A 4-year-old girl was cut by flying glass during the shooting. All the victims are related, Elkins said.
May returned to a parking lot at the college after the shooting, approached some reporters and said "'I'm the one everybody's looking for,'" Elkins said.
City spokeswoman Jan Gunter said it appears a domestic dispute led to the violence Wednesday afternoon at the campus in east Alabama. Authorities are still sorting out details.
The community college campus was virtually deserted hours after the shooting. Two men who had come to the campus to run left after hearing about the shooting.
The Associated Press contributed to this report