UPDATE: TULSA, OK (WKOW) – Tulsa police said they recovered a weapon and a truck in their investigation of the Oklahoma shooting on Friday that left three people dead and two injured.
Task force commander Maj. Walter Evans said the two men arrested in the shootings were roommates. Evans said he doesn't know which one did the shooting.
Tulsa police said there is a connection between shootings that terrorized the city's black community and the shooting of a suspect's father by a black man.
Evans said investigators know there's a connection between the two cases, but he and others at a Sunday news conference stopped short of calling Friday's shootings racially motivated.
Police also said they are looking at a possible Facebook posting by one of the suspects, 19-year-old Jake England, that suggests he was angry over the killing of his father by a black man.
TULSA, OK (WKOW) – Police said two male suspects have been arrested near Tulsa and will be charged with murder in the Oklahoma shootings on Friday.
Tulsa police spokesman Jason Willingham said the two men were taken into custody early Sunday and will face three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill.
In a telephone conversation with The Associated Press, Willingham said the men in custody are 19-year-old Jake England and 32-year-old Alvin Watts.
Willingham said police are looking at a Facebook page that appears to be England's, although he couldn't say for certain it was his. A Thursday post on the Facebook page says it's been two years since England's dad was shot by a black man and "it's hard not to go off."
The Facebook page had been taken down Sunday afternoon.
Willingham said a tip led to the arrests. The police used surveillance and a helicopter to locate the two suspects after a
Police said five people were shot on Friday within a 3-mile span. The incident left three dead and two injured.