Sunday, April 08, 2012

2 arrested in connection with deadly Tulsa, Okla., shooting spree

Updated at 7:43 a.m. ET: TULSA, Okla. -- Two men were arrested early Sunday in connection with a Good Friday shooting spree in Tulsa's predominantly black north side that left three people dead and two others wounded.
Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32, will be charged with three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill, the Tulsa Police Department said. Police identified both suspects as white males.

They were arrested at 1:47 a.m. local time, authorities said. "Our sympathy goes out to the families of the victims and we hope that our efforts can bring some resolution and closure to these heinous acts," the Tulsa Police Department said in a statement.
Tulsa police spokesman Jason Willingham told The Associated Press the two men were taken into custody just north of the city. He said a Crimestoppers tip prompted the arrests, adding that a helicopter was used to help locate the two suspects.
"We don't have a motive at this time," Willingham said. "We are still asking questions and hopefully that will become clear in coming days."

'Operation Random Shooter'Police had said previously that they didn't believe the victims knew one another.
More than two dozen officers were called in to investigate the case, along with the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service and other agencies. The task force had been dubbed "Operation Random Shooter."
The shootings happened early Friday within a 3-mile span. All five victims were out walking when they were shot.

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