Police identify victims in shooting spree


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Updated: 4/07/2012 2:34 pm Published: 4/06/2012 2:48 am


A deadly night in Tulsa that police are calling unprecedented crimes. Five people shot, three have died and all in seven hours and within the same area of North Tulsa.

"There is no way we can link these crimes together, but in Tulsa we don't have three dead bodies in one day spread out like we have here, one general geographic area. But yet, far enough apart where obviously someone is mobile,” said TPD Homicide Sergeant Dave Walker.

Police say Dannaer Fields, 49, was shot and killed around 1:00 am in the 1000 block of east 51st Place North.  Police say Bobby Clark, 54, was found lying in the street, in the 300 block of west 63rd Street north. He had also been shot and later died at the hospital. 

Police also identified a man found shot to death in the parking lot of Jack’s Memory Chapel, at 36th St. North and Hartford round 8:30 Friday morning as William Allen, 31. 

Police are also investigating a shooting in the 1300 block of east 51st Place north that injured two men around one in the morning.

"It's unprecedented and as you can see from the response, it's unprecedented and that is what we are doing,” said Walker.

If you have any information you can also call the Homicide Tip Line and speak directly to a homicide detective at 918 798 8477 or email homicide@cityoftulsa.org


Police are concentrating on finding a white pick up truck driven by a white male in the area at the time of the shootings. Despite people in North Tulsa questioning if these crimes are racially motivated, detectives say there is no evidence that points to that.

Officers are warning neighbors especially, pedestrians in the crime areas not to stop for anyone they don’t know who is asking them questions.

Police do not know if there is one shooter, but said in one of the cases the shooter put on a ruse and acted like they were looking for a house.

"It's scary something needs to be done about it,” said a neighbor in one of the crime areas. "I haven't seen anything rough in the area. I was surprised to see that."

Sergeant Walker said Fields did not live in the area she was shot, Clark did live in the area and Allen didn’t live far from where he was shot.

"We are looking at that as some sort of spree going on,” said Walker.

However, police are not ready to connect the crimes.

“In Tulsa we don't have three dead bodies in one day spread out like we have here, one general geographic area but yet far enough apart where obviously someone is mobile,” said Walker.

The funeral director at Jack’s Memory Chapel is a Vietnam veteran and is shocked this has happened, especially on his doorstep.
"I consider it a warzone,” said George Riley. “I don't want to say it's scary but it can be scary."

Homicide detectives say in all three homicides the victims were walking alone.
As night falls, officers warn to stay inside.
"You just have to be very cautious maybe not afraid but cautious,” said Riley.

Police are operating on 'full throttle mode' and are reviewing unsolved shootings for possible connections and 911 calls around the time of the shootings.

"I think you need to be aware. As far as being afraid in your homes? No. Boy, at night I would be aware of what's going on, said Walker.

If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at (918) 596-COPS (2677) or text a tip to “CRIMES” (274637) and begin your message with “TIP918” or you can submit a tip online at www.tipsubmit.com. Remember you never have to give your name and your tip could lead to a cash reward. You can also call the Homicide Tip Line and speak directly to a homicide detective at 918 798 8477 or email homicide@cityoftulsa.org



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watchdog11 - 4/7/2012 11:57 PM
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Whites are the minority, have been for quite a while, I'm not white.

1986RedFord - 4/7/2012 10:36 PM
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A black male is gunned down at a North Tulsa Chicken Stand in front of 200 people that were stepping over his body to get their orders and not one person saw who shot him. Now we have 5 people shot in a sparsely populated area and someone says that they "may" have seen a white man in a white pick-up truck in the area when the shooting happened. The North Tulsa community needs to stop playing the race card if they want to any credibility.

gargoylep - 4/7/2012 10:03 PM
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1. Im curious if any of the 5 victims have criminal histories? what were they doing walking around at 1am in the first place? 2. Why do we see the "black community" get so worked up over this, yet completey silent when blacks kill blacks and blacks killing and raping elderly whites (who they targeted and should be considered a hate crime. What the hell Tulsa Police Dept? Your not to oconcerned as the law abiding citizens of Tulsa have to constantly worry about home invasions and your now putting together task forces over this? Is it any wonder that most of us in this city are disgusted and have zero faith in our law enforcement and city government.

1986RedFord - 4/7/2012 9:43 PM
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ashleydawn07, Get back to us when you can get your facts right. Five were shot and three died. It's this kind of mentality that produced such a vague suspect description in the first place.

1986RedFord - 4/7/2012 9:15 PM
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To release such a vague description "A White Male in a White Truck" is irresponsible of the Tulsa Police Department.

Sweetapita - 4/7/2012 6:03 PM
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If a black man killed 5 white people or came to South Tulsa and started killing people the whole Tulsa Police force would be looking for him and they would call in the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The man would be gunned down like an animal and people would get on TV and on this site and leave a comment saying good job law enforcement and they would say thank you. How sickening and ridiculous is that? The crazy double standards that Tulsans embrace....... We are not racist but its ok to kill every black person who we think has committed a crime but a white man can go into North Tulsa and gun down innocent people and it is A-OK. Wonder what would be said if this man came into the neigborhood where some of the commentors on here live and start randoming shooting at your family members or you, then you would want justice!!!!

rcikoneufaula - 4/7/2012 5:28 PM
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Let me get this straight,,,, If the man took their money or cell phone or something else from them,,,, It's not a hate crime,,,WHAT A CROCK OF S#*%.so the 2 kids in the park & the 2 elderly people was just a robbery ?? your crazy as hell.

GetAtMe - 4/7/2012 1:39 PM
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How hard is to figure out if they were black or not when people saw the bodies laying in the street they were black.

GetAtMe - 4/7/2012 1:39 PM
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How hard is to figure out if they were black or not when people saw the bodies laying in the street they were black.

GetAtMe - 4/7/2012 1:34 PM
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It doesn't matter what time you are in your own yard at 1am or walking the steets that early what was he doing driving around at that time?
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