April 8th, 2012
05:30 AM ET

2 arrested in Tulsa shootings

(CNN) - Authorities in Oklahoma arrested two people early Sunday in connection with a deadly spate of random shootings in Tulsa that had residents on edge.

About 30 representatives from four law enforcement agencies - the Tulsa police, Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI - had been working round-the-clock looking for the person that authorities say killed three people and wounded two others in shooting attacks early Friday.

The police identified the arrested men as Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32.

They will be charged with three counts of murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill, the department said.

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  1. N Tyler

    Good job they didnt wait around

    April 8, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Mr Dalloway

    I just hope they enjoy their stay in prison.

    April 8, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. banasy©

    I am glad these "people" were caught.
    We had something like this happen a few years beck, and the fear that gripped the comminity was awful.

    I am extremely glad that leeintulsa's family is safe.

    My condolences to the families of all of the victims.

    Happy Easter.

    April 8, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    This series of shootings is like the recent Brandon, Mississippi, racial violence in its immediate appearance as a probable hate crime, and unlike the Trayvon shooting, where doubt has been raised by transparently biased reporting.
    Mississippi has already processed its dreadful crime. I'm sure that similar due process will occur in Tulsa.
    Fanning of flames of racism by media anxious to make money by reporting "outrage" and sales of souvenir T-shirts will impede justice, not encourage it.

    April 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • leeintulsa

      civic leaders of n tulsa were quick to jump on the hate crime bandwagon. the police chief kept saying they weren't calling it that because they didn't have the guy yet, so couldn't be completely sure of his motivations, despite the obvious appearance.

      they still haven't come out and said it.

      April 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT (( dank smoking , beer drinking trailer trash from belton missouri ))

    maybe his gun just had too many bullets in it..

    April 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Mr Dalloway

    All good Americans must look out for and love each other.

    April 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      @ Mr Dalloway:
      All good Americans do that.
      What a pity that citizenship is no longer taught in school the way it once was, down to littering.

      April 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ leeintulsa;
    I immediately noticed the wisdom and restraint your authorities' not actually calling these shootings "hate" crimes.
    They're doing a good job so far.

    April 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      I meant, "...the wisdom and restraint in your authorities' not..."

      April 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr Dalloway

      I fear that far too many of us have become obedient drones who will do nothing to speak up to question anything.

      April 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @joey: may have something to do with tulsa history. you may be familiar, think it happened in the 20s. the tulsa race riot. started out with a perceived slight downtown, led to deputized white guys rolling through town, burning half of it down and killing many blacks. recently built a 'reconciliation park'. if unfamiliar, i'm sure it can be found online.

      April 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mr Dalloway

    This is a good example of what true law enforcement.

    April 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Mr Dalloway

    When we Americans being to see each as family we'll be great again.

    April 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Virginia Woolf ©™

    @ Mr Dalloway:
    Bravo nom de plume!
    It's good to see that some still read...and write.

    April 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Virginia Woolf ©™

    @ Mr Dalloway, 1:15 PM:
    Do you actually expect to see this progress in retrograde?
    If so, when?

    April 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. dazzle©

    @Virginia Wolfe-"It is Clarissa. For there she was."

    April 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Virginia Woolf ©™

      @ dazzle ©:
      Bonsoir!
      You know me by a guy's name.
      C'è Un Ballo in Maschera.

      April 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle©

      @Virginia Woolf-l est bien évident

      April 8, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @dazzle: tish, you know it drives me wild when you speak french..

      April 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sally Seton ©™

      @ leeintulsa:
      dazzle © a su: she is accustomed to affecting men that way.

      April 9, 2012 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  13. Cryos

    Let me guess this is the next hate crime splashed all over the news while blacks kill whites for race reasons all the time and it goes unreported.

    April 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. The Relapse Diary

    I hope these senless crimes don't provoke any further divide in our country or could be possibly assosiated in any way with the Trayvon Martin Case!

    therelapsediary.blogspot.com

    April 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Greek American

    @lee
    Sorry got on here a bit late, but just wanted to say glad to hear that the woman you knew was not involved. I wish the best for all involved in the tragedy. Glad they have caught people already also.

    April 8, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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