|Updated: 4/10/2012 10:25 am
||Published: 4/09/2012 9:46 pm
Sometime after midnight on Good Friday multiple shots were fired at Deon Tucker.
He took a bullet to the chest, just a centimeter from his heart. "Before I knew it, they started shooting,” said Tucker. All I heard was gun shots."
Tucker said it started on his porch. He had no idea the people asking him for directions would be the same people that would shoot him and his friend, David Hall.
"I heard three more gunshots after it happened to us," said Tucker.
Tucker and Hall were on Tucker’s porch when it happened. The Associated Press reports that 19-year-old Jake England and 32-year-old Alvin Watt confessed to driving up to them and three other random African Americans and opening fire.
One of the bullets hit Hall in the stomach.
"In about 5 to 6 seconds it was over with,” said Tucker.
All of the victims were shot within a five mile radius, in North Tulsa. Three of them died: Dannaer Fields, Bobby Clark, and William Allen.
"You hear gun shots all the time, that’s nothing new,” said Tucker.
England’s Facebook page had postings with slurs toward African Americans. The DA said all evidence will be weighed before calling these shootings a hate crime.
"There’s still racist people," said Tucker.
When asked what should happen to England, and Watts, if they should get the death penalty?
Tucker said the answer came to him during the 12 hours he spent in the hospital.
"That’s too easy, once they kill you, its over with,” said Tucker.