A Tulsa County District Court Judge orders the suspected shooters in last Friday’s Tulsa shooting spree held on $10 million bond. Neither 19-year-old Jacob England or 33-year-old Alvin Watts had an attorney for this morning’s initial court appearance, which was done via-closed circuit TV from the Tulsa jail. The Tulsa public defender’s office has been contacted on their behalf.
Police in Tulsa, Okla., say it is much too early in their investigation to describe the murder of three black residents and the wounding of two others as a hate crime. Two men were arrested early Sunday morning and are expected to face charges of first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill.
Soon after Friday's shooting, authorities reached out to the public for help. Police Maj. Walter Evans, the head of a task force looking into the murders, says information started pouring in shortly after that.
Residents of North Tulsa are breathing a sigh of relief this morning as leads from the public led to the arrest of two white males who went on shooting spread last Friday morning, killing three black residents and wounding two others. But as reporter Brad Gibson now tells us, the city is reflecting on how it got through a crisis that could have been much worse.
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma Indian tribe could partially open a casino in Broken Arrow by the end of the month -- despite protests from thousands of residents and a pending state lawsuit.
The Kialegee Tribal Town began bulldozing the 20-acre site near the heavily-trafficked Creek Turnpike late last year. In recent weeks, it has trucked in several pre-fabricated buildings to temporarily house the Red Clay Casino.
Opponents of the project say the casino site is too close to schools and churches and will hurt property values and attract crime to the area.
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.