Tulsa Police Make Arrests
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police say two male suspects have been arrested near Tulsa and will be charged with murder in the wake of the Oklahoma shootings on Friday.
Tulsa police spokesman Jason Willingham says the two men were taken into custody early Sunday just north of Tulsa and they will face three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill.
Willingham told The Associated Press by telephone that the men in custody are 19-year-old Jake England and 32-year-old Alvin Watts. He says a tip led a special operations team and other forces to make the arrests. He says police used surveillance and a helicopter in locating the two suspects.
Police say five people were shot and three of them killed on Friday within a 3-mile span.
Read Tulsa Police News Release Below
Within 24 hours of its formation, the taskforce "Operation Random Shooter" has completed its mission.
At 0147 hours, officers apprehended suspects of the North Tulsa shootings that occurred on Good Friday.
Jake England (19 year old white male) and Alvin Watts (32 year old white male) have been arrested and will be charged with 3 counts of murder and 2 counts of shooting with intent to kill.
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.
We would like to thank everyone that assisted and more information will be forthcoming in a Sunday afternoon press conference (time to be determined).