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North Tulsa shooting suspects' background

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Updated: 4/10/2012 10:31 am Published: 4/10/2012 12:01 am

The two suspects in the North Tulsa shooting spree have confessed to the shootings,

Sources tell FOX23 News that Alvin Watts, 33, admitted to killing two victims and Jake England, 19, admitted to killing one victim and shooting the two victims who survived during the Good Friday North Tulsa shootings.  

Dannaer Fields, 49, Bobby Clark, 54, and William Allen, 31, died. David Hall, 46, and Deon Tucker, 44, were shot in a yard and survived.

Watts and England are in confinement in the Tulsa County Jail. Officials say that is routine in high profile murder cases.

England is the father of an infant.  The baby's mother, England's  fiancée, committed suicide in January.

Her family refused to speak to FOX23 News,  so did the family who England was reportedly with the day after the shootings.

His family got into a confrontation with a CNN reporter over the weekend.

Neighbors who lived near England and Watts were shocked to hear the suspects lived so close.

"To find out he lived so close that put fear in us,” said Rick Delancy.

Less than 24 hours before the deadly shooting spree England posted on Facebook, “Today is two years that my dad has been gone shot by (racial expletive)."

That post leads to speculation that revenge may be a motive in the shootings.

The other suspect, Alvin Watts, a close friend of England’s father and commented on the post saying he missed England’s father, Carl.

After the shootings, England talked about being blamed for something and alludes to taking his own life.

One FOX23 News viewer posted on “I know Jake personally & if he did it, he wasn't out to seek revenge & @ tht moment in time even if there had been a white person they would have got shot also...."

Carl England died April 5th, 2010 in Comanche Park Apartments.

The District Attorney, Tim Harris, released a statement to media on Monday saying Pernell Jefferson was justified in England’s death but he is awaiting trial for attempted burglary and felony firearm charges. Jefferson is a convicted felon he is currently in prison on other charges.

His trial is scheduled to start in May.

While police say England and Watts admitted to the shootings, no one knows for sure whether it was rage, hate or something else that motivated the shooting spree.

“I wonder what triggered it,” said Delancy.

Attempts to contact family and friends of the suspects were not returned to FOX23 News.

Watts and England are not charged but are facing three counts of First-Degree Murder and two counts of Shooting With Intent to Kill and firearm charges.

They are scheduled to be in court on Monday, April, 16th.  

Jail documents report England is white. A prior arrest for driving under suspension lists his race as American Indian. The Cherokee Nation said it cannot confirm or deny citizenship.

Police have not been able to tie England or Watts to any hate groups.

District Attorney Tim Harris said if the investigation shows this was  hate crime, that charge will be added.

A hate crime is a misdemeanor under Oklahoma law.

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watchdog11 - 4/10/2012 10:48 PM
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This is sad for everyone involved....hope for the best recovery for all the victims, I don't think these two should have bail either, noone who took a life should have bail, they have no right to be out walking around after doing something like this.

iamok - 4/10/2012 9:02 AM
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shootings on the two year anniversary of dad's death with Facebook post and "no motive yet"....WHAT?
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