Local & Regional
Mon November 18, 2013
Arraignment Set for 1 of 2 Men in Tulsa Hmong Shootings
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — One of two men accused of shooting five people at a Hmong New Year's festival last month is slated to be arraigned.
Records indicate that Boonmlee Lee is set to appear in Tulsa district court on Monday.
A second man arrested in the shootings, Meng Lee, has pleaded not guilty and has a hearing scheduled next month.
Each man faces one count of shooting with intent to kill and five counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, according to charges filed by prosecutors.
The Lees and the five injured people are all ethnic Hmong, who hail from Asian countries including Laos, China, Vietnam and Thailand.
Between 3,000 and 4,000 Hmong live in Tulsa, many arriving in recent years in search of jobs.