|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.