Suspect in shooting of 3 students had 12 guns, stash of ammo

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Suspect in shooting of 3 students had 12 guns, stash of ammo
Many are speculating the Chapel Hill victims' religion may have played a role in the incident.
DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 11: Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, sits in the Durham County courtroom for his first appearance in the shooting deaths of three University of North Carolina students on February 11, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Hicks has been charged with three counts of first degree murder and is being held without bond. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 11: Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, enters the Durham County courtroom for his first appearance in the shooting deaths of three University of North Carolina students on February 11, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Hicks has been charged with three counts of first degree murder and is being held without bond. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 12: A picture of slain Muslim students who were shot dead in Chapel Hill, is seen at a makeshift memorial during a vigil at Dupont Circle in Washington,USA on February 12, 2015. Muslim students Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were shot dead at their home on Tuesday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Muhammed Bilal Kenasari/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A makeshift memorial is made during a vigil at the University of North Carolina following the murders of three Muslim students on February 11, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder after the February 10, 2015 slayings in the North Carolina university town of Chapel Hill which sparked outrage amongst Muslims worldwide. Police investigating the murders said they were studying whether the fatal shootings were religiously motivated, as calls mounted for the killings to be treated as a hate crime. AFP PHOTO / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A candlelight vigil for murder victims Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and Abu-Salha's sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19, on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Craig Stephen Hicks is accused of shooting the three students on Tuesday. (Al Drago/The News & Observer/TNS via Getty Images)
This image provided by the Durham County Sheriff's Office shows a booking photo of Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, who was arrested on three counts of murder early Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. He is being held at the Durham County Jail. Police were responding to a report of gunshots around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday when they found three people who were pronounced dead at the scene. The dead were identified as Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, of Chapel Hill; Yusor Mohammad, 21, of Chapel Hill; and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh. (AP Photo/Durham County Sheriff's Office)
People stand before a makeshift memorial after a vigil at the University of North Carolina following the murders of three Muslim students on February 11, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder after the February 10, 2015 slayings in the North Carolina university town of Chapel Hill which sparked outrage amongst Muslims worldwide. Police investigating the murders said they were studying whether the fatal shootings were religiously motivated, as calls mounted for the killings to be treated as a hate crime. AFP PHOTO / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Dentistry students and others huddle together during a vigil at the University of North Carolina following the murders of three Muslim students on February 11, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder after the February 10, 2015 slayings in the North Carolina university town of Chapel Hill which sparked outrage amongst Muslims worldwide. Police investigating the murders said they were studying whether the fatal shootings were religiously motivated, as calls mounted for the killings to be treated as a hate crime. AFP PHOTO / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A view of a shooting scene at a condominium complex near Summerwalk Circle February 11, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Police probing the murder of three Muslim students by a North Carolina man said Wednesday they were studying whether the slayings were racially motivated, as calls mounted for the killings to be treated as a hate crime. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder after the February 10 shootings in the university town of Chapel Hill which sparked outrage amongst Muslims worldwide. Police emphasized that initial investigations indicated a dispute between Hicks and his victims over parking spaces may have been the catalyst for a shooting spree which claimed the lives of Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Namee Barakat, father of Deah Shaddy Barakat(Back to camera), and his wife Leila Barakat leave after a press conference at Swift Creek Community Center February 11, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Police probing the murder of three Muslim students by a North Carolina man said Wednesday they were studying whether the slayings were racially motivated, as calls mounted for the killings to be treated as a hate crime. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder after the February 10 shootings in the university town of Chapel Hill which sparked outrage amongst Muslims worldwide. Police emphasized that initial investigations indicated a dispute between Hicks and his victims over parking spaces may have been the catalyst for a shooting spree which claimed the lives of Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
This image provided by the Durham County Sheriff's Office shows a booking photo of Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, who was arrested on three counts of murder early Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. He is being held at the Durham County Jail. Police were responding to a report of gunshots around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday when they found three people who were pronounced dead at the scene. The dead were identified as Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, of Chapel Hill; Yusor Mohammad, 21, of Chapel Hill; and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh. (AP Photo/Durham County Sheriff's Office)
Namee Barakat hugs his wife Layla during a news conference in Raleigh, N.C., about the death of his son, Deah, his daughter-in-law and her sister on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Barakat said the death penalty “would not be enough” for Craig Hicks, the man charged with murdering the three Muslim students. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
Loved ones speak during a vigil at the University of North Carolina following the murders of three Muslim students on February 11, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder after the February 10, 2015 slayings in the North Carolina university town of Chapel Hill which sparked outrage amongst Muslims worldwide. Police investigating the murders said they were studying whether the fatal shootings were religiously motivated, as calls mounted for the killings to be treated as a hate crime. AFP PHOTO / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Several of the concrete bumpers at Building 20 in the Finley Forest apartment and condominium complex are marked 'reserved' on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Chapel Hill, N.C. The building was the scene Tuesday of a triple homicide in which resident Craig Stephen Hicks is accused in the shooting deaths of three students, two of whom lived adjacent to Hicks, possibly over an ongoing parking dispute. (Harry Lynch/The News & Observer/TNS via Getty Images)
A woman cries as she watches photos projected on a large screen of murder victims Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and Abu-Salha's sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19, on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Craig Stephen Hicks is accused of shooting the three students on Tuesday. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer/TNS via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 12: People hold a vigil at Dupont Circle in Washington on February 12, 2015 for three Muslim students who were shot dead in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Muslim students Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were shot dead at their home on Tuesday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Muhammed Bilal Kenasari/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 12: People hold a vigil at Dupont Circle in Washington on February 12, 2015 for three Muslim students who were shot dead in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Muslim students Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were shot dead at their home on Tuesday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Muhammed Bilal Kenasari/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A Palestinian protester holds a poster showing three young Muslims who were killed in the US during a protest by Palestinians against terrorism on February 13, 2015 before a demonstration against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Bilin, west of Ramallah. Deah Shaddy Barakat (L on the poster), his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha were recently killed in North Carolina in the US. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, USA - February 12: People pray at the beginning of a vigil for Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, USA on February 12, 2015. Muslim students Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were shot dead at their home on Tuesday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, USA - February 12: Friends and family members pray at a vigil for Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, USA on February 12, 2015. Muslim students Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were shot dead at their home on Tuesday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 12: A man holds a placard during a vigil at Dupont Circle in Washington on February 12, 2015 for three Muslim students who were shot dead in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Muslim students Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were shot dead at their home on Tuesday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Muhammed Bilal Kenasari/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A man holds a placard during a vigil for three young Muslims killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, at Dupont Circle on February 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. The three were killed by a neighbour in what police said was a dispute over parking and possibly a hate crime. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A young Muslim girl holds a candlelight during a vigil at the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles on February 12, 2015 for the three Muslim students who were fatally shot in North Carolina. The families of three Muslim students shot dead by a white neighbor have reiterated calls for the killings to be treated as a hate crime. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: Ture Nkrumah attends a vigil held by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Dupont Circle February 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. The vigil was held to honor three young Muslim students, Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, who were recently shot to death in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: Supporters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations hold a vigil in Dupont Circle February 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. The vigil was held to honor three young Muslim students, Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, who were recently shot to death in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: Kheira Benkreira (L) and Hasnia Bekkadja (R) attend a vigil held by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Dupont Circle February 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. The vigil was held to honor three young Muslim students, Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, who were recently shot to death in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 12 : Mourners and people from the Islamic Association of Raleigh attend a service at a nearby soccer field February 12, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Community members and loved ones gathered to mourn the murders of Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha who were shot Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 12 : Mourners and people from the Islamic Association of Raleigh attend a service at a nearby soccer field February 12, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Community members and loved ones gathered to mourn the murders of Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha who were shot Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 12 : Mourners and people from the Islamic Association of Raleigh attend a service at a nearby soccer field February 12, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Community members and loved ones gathered to mourn the murders of Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha who were shot Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 12: People hold a vigil at Dupont Circle in Washington on February 12, 2015 for three Muslim students who were shot dead in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Muslim students Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were shot dead at their home on Tuesday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Muhammed Bilal Kenasari/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Search warrants show the suspect arrested in the shooting deaths of three Muslim college students in North Carolina had an arsenal of at least a dozen firearms in his home, along with a large stash of ammunition.

The warrants filed in Durham County court Friday lists items recovered by Chapel Hill police from the condominium of Craig Stephen Hicks, who is charged with three counts of murder in the shooting deaths.

The warrants show Hicks had three handguns, along with several rifles and shotguns. He was also arrested with another handgun in his possession, according to police reports. He also had numerous loaded magazines and cases of ammunition.

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