|Updated: 4/09/2012 9:30 am
||Published: 4/09/2012 9:10 am
Mayor Dewey Bartlett, Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan and City Councilor Jack Henderson spoke to FOX23 Daybreak Anchor Michelle Linn on Monday morning about the arrests of two suspects for five recent shootings in north Tulsa.
Police arrested Jake England and Alvin Watts for those shooting early Sunday morning. They are accused of shooting five people, killing three of those victims. Both men appeared in court today and are being held on several million dollars bond.
Mayor Bartlett said he was proud of how Tulsa came together and encourages Tulsans to support each other, "Whatever affects a particular part of Tulsa affects the entirety of our city, and that we need to help anybody in this city, and we need to help any of our fellow Tulsans that need the assistance, that need the support, no matter what part or what groups were affected, that we're all in this together."
Chief Chuck Jordan thanked the community for coming forward to help arrest the suspects and says he thinks the arrests eased any racial tensions in the city, "In fairness Tulsa is like any large city across our coutnry right now, there is racial tension, I think that's something we are concerned with always, in how we police, we try to make sure we provide the kind of policing in all parts of the city equally."
City Councilor Jack Henderson agreed, Tulsa is healing from any racial tension, "I think every city in America has a certain amount of tension, or racism, and each city has to deal with it in its own way, and I think Tulsa is doing a great job of trying to recover and build."
The suspects in the north Tulsa shootings are due to appear in court on April 16th.