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Tulsa Shooting Suspects Jake England And Alvin Watts Confessed, Police Say

04/ 9/12 10:25 PM ET AP

Tulsa Shooting
Jake England and Alvin Watts, Tulsa shooting suspects, allegedly confessed to killing five people in Oklahoma on Friday.

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police documents say the two suspects arrested in a shooting spree that terrorized the city's black community have both confessed.

The documents given to The Associated Press on Monday say 19-year-old Jake England confessed to shooting three people and 32-year-old Alvin Watts confessed to shooting two.

The shootings early Friday morning left three people dead and two seriously wounded. It's not clear from the affidavit which man shot which victim, but the document says police believe Watts shot two of the three people who died.

All the victims of the shooting spree were black, and police have described the suspects as white.

Police have said one motive for the shootings may have been England's desire to avenge his father's fatal shooting by a black man two years ago.

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Filed by Hilary Tuttle  |