12 homicides in one month have Tulsa Police working round the clock

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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 1/30/2013 9:03 am Published: 1/29/2013 6:36 pm

2013 has already begun with 12 homicides in one month.

The most recent being overnight in north Tulsa with the possible beating death of a 78-year old woman, but clearly, it’s not just happening in one area of town.

Monday night, Tulsa police arrested Antoine Jackson who is accused of killing his grandmother, Arlevia Jackson near Mohawk Boulevard and north Wheeling Avenue.

Then, 18-year-old, Dijion Mastin turned himself in after DuJuan Wilson was shot in the chest in a north Tulsa home overnight.

Tulsa’s quadruple homicide took place on January 7th at the Fairmont Terrace apartment complex. After weeks of searching for answers, police say they are positive charges will soon be filed.

"We are very confident that we know exactly what transpired there, and we are getting close to the point where we will charge people, but it just takes time,” says Tulsa Deputy Police Chief, Dennis Larsen.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett told FOX23 the city wants to starts holding apartment owners accountable if we want to see crime drop.

“We have to have a situation where we, the city of Tulsa require that a license be obtained by somebody that wants to have a residential rental apartment unit complex inside the city of Tulsa. If they don't abide by those rules, regulations and standards, then we in the city will have the authority to immediately revoke their license and they will have to cease doing their business,” says Mayor Bartlett.

Despite January being an extremely deadly month, the Tulsa police department says it will work to solve all of these crimes.

Mayor Bartlett has confirmed that his office is working on a plan to present to the City Council to hold the owners of apartment complexes accountable for contributing to an environment that leads to crime.

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Mayor Maynot - 1/30/2013 4:51 AM
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Of course all of the renters at Fairmont Terrace were approved by Tulsa Housing Authority. Doubt if THEY could bear any responsibility at all.

kindagreywolf - 1/30/2013 1:31 AM
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Of course if this law passes, Rental Owners who are running now won't be under the contract. Now lets say a complex has 100 criminals in the complex. You go after the owner, fine him and do whatever. Now he evicts everyone, You just scattered the 100 criminals all over town. Now instead of isolated areas, it's all over town. I don't see this as a viable solution.

stand - 1/29/2013 9:32 PM
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mr. mayor, apartment owners should screen their renters. our law inforcement can only inforce the law thats written in the law books. then our judges have to back the law. i see some of these offenders are juvenile. these juveniles had records.probaly like a family member of mine. we tried to get help. dhs case 2 inches thick. but you see the juvenile couldnt be helped because the law states they have to be convicted of the crime. well, now there is a murder . but probaly wont have conviction. because we try them as juveniles. when they do not mind their parents,listen to their teachers or the law. that should be reason enough to be in a facility to help them. we in oklahoma are waiting to long to help these juvenlies. mr. mayor, would you please use your position to change the law for juveniles to recieve help before they murder. i was thinking maybe they could be in a facilty with the right education on the behavior disorder from which they are obviously suffering.their parents could be educated about this as well. we might just save a life, a family or a whole community. i personally would put forth great effort to help you. our family lost the battle.please, try and help these young people before its to late.

GodsGutterPunk - 1/29/2013 7:39 PM
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boy someone's really going to hate this , but these good brothers and sisters should have everything they need to protect and serve, sounds like they dont,raise the sales tax to 9.2
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