(TULSA COUNTY, Okla.) — Two Tulsa men arrested in connection with a shooting spree that left three black people dead and two critically injured made their initial court appearance Monday morning and were ordered by a judge to be held on $9.1 million bonds each.
Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32, appeared in an Oklahoma court via a closed circuit video from the Tulsa County Jail, according to ABC News’ Tulsa affiliate KTUL. Neither man had an attorney present. Police have not yet determined which man was the alleged shooter, according to KTUL.
England and Watts were arrested at a house north of Tulsa around 2 a.m. on Sunday after the series of deadly shootings. The five victims were shot early Friday morning in four separate incidents during a span of less than two hours on the same side of town and not far from one another, police said.
Police identified the deceased victims as Dannaer Fields, 49, Bobby Clark, 54, and William Allen, 31. There was no connection between the suspects and victims, police said at a news conference on Sunday.
Two males were critically wounded in the shooting spree. All of the victims were targeted while they were out walking, and apparently did not know each other.
Police say their investigation will include Jake England’s racially charged Facebook postings, although they say it’s premature to describe the incident as a hate crime. The shootings occurred nearly two years to the day after a black man shot England’s father to death, according to his Facebook posting.
England and Watts are scheduled to be back in court on April 16.
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