Hate crimes possible charges for Tulsa shooters Jake England and Alvin Watts
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Hate crimes possible charges for Tulsa shooters Jake England and Alvin Watts

Tulsa : OK : USA | Apr 09, 2012 at 7:05 PM PDT
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Christian Commentary - White Gunman, Black Victims - Shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Why target black people? This was a good question from a victim of Tulsa shooting, when a group of African-American shot by two white men in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Three were dead and two were injured.

Shooters Jake England and Alvin Watts confessed they shoot the victims early Friday morning. It was reported that victims were talking a walk when these two opened fire.

Police have said one motive for the shootings may have been England's desire to revenge his father's fatal shooting by a black man two years ago.

Prosecutors will be doing a deep review whether hate crimes chare are appropreate against Jake England and Alvin Watts.

"If the motivation is racial in this case, then that needs to be vetted in a court of law just like any others," Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris said. "It's the law of the state of Oklahoma and if the facts and the evidence support that, then we're going to go forward with it."

An updated posted on Facebook on Monday ordered England and Watts held on $9.16 million bond each on allegations of murder, shooting with intent to kill possessing a gun in the commitment with intent to kill.

Survivor, Deon Tucker, told reporters Monday that the gunman stopped in a white pickup truck outside the house where he was standing, asked for directions and then open fire.

“It was crazy,” Tucker, 44, told the Daily News. “At the time, it was just new to me. I didn’t know what was happening.”

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