Suspects arrested in Oklahoma killings
Tulsa, Oklahoma authorities have made a pair of arrests in the case involving three deaths and two injuries by gunfire today.
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The killings and attacks on African-Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma haven't been confirmed as racially motivated hate crimes at this time, but the two individuals who have been arrested. 19 year old Jake England and 32 year old Alvin Watts are the two who were arrested for the crimes. England is the owner of a white, older model pick-up truck of the type which had been described as being at the scene of the crimes. Police found England's truck after it had been burned.
The two suspects have both been charged with two counts of shooting with intent to kill, and three counts of murder. It was a series of tips from the community which led Police to investigate the address where both of the men lived.
FBI Agent Jim Finch is quoted at CNN
...it was "premature" to talk about hate crimes.
have noted that some of the tips involved posts on England's Facebook account, which is now closed.
As for motivation, it may be covered in some of the Facebook posts which indicate England was both bitter about the loss of his father at the hands of a black man two years ago and the loss of his infant sons mother recently, who took her own life.
The killings occurred on Good Friday early in the morning, on the day before that, CBS
reports on Thursday at 4:04 p.m., England left the following post was placed on his Facebook account:
"Today is two years that my dad has been gone shot by a f------ n----- it's hard not to go off between that and sheran I'm gone in the head."
England's father was reportedly shot by a black man who is now serving a sentence in prison for the killing.
Those murdered on Friday were, William Allen, 31, Dannaer Fields, 49, and Bobby Clark, 54. The two others were initially in critical condition but have now been released