This Taurus Likes Long Manhunts, Smiling Perp Walks And Allegedly Shooting Football PlayersS


The Hattiesburg American reports that a "massive manhunt" stemming from last weekend's "hunt club" shooting of a trio of Southern Miss Golden Eagle football players ended last night with Travis "Taurus" Brown's arrest.

A 9 mm weapon was also confiscated, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Jon Kalahar said. "It is the same caliber as the weapon used at the crime but we're not sure if it is the same weapon at this time until we are able to test it," Kalahar said.

Brown is suspected of shooting linebackers Martez Smith, 22, and Tim Green, 21, and defensive lineman Deddrick Jones, 23 in the nightclub's parking lot following an altercation.

Brown has a lengthy criminal record that dates to 2005 that includes drug possession, failure to pay child support and violating probation, according to authorities.

More importantly, Chancery Judge Sebe Dale allowed the club to reopen Friday night. Let the huntstripping resume! [Hattiesburg American]

Previously: Three Southern Miss Football Players Shot, In Critical Condition