Local & Regional
Mon April 9, 2012
Avenge his father's shooting death
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa have arrested two men in a shooting rampage that killed three people, terrorizing the local African-American community, and said one suspect might have been trying to avenge his father's shooting two years ago by a black man.
Police arrested 19-year-old Jake England and 32-year-old Alvin Watts about 2 a.m. Sunday at a home north of Tulsa. Police said Sunday both suspects are white and all five victims in the early Friday were black.
Police cautioned that it was too early to say whether the attacks in Tulsa's predominantly black north side were racially motivated. However, a police spokesman said that based on Facebook postings being attributed to England, it appeared that a wish to avenge the death of his father might have been a factor.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.