Facebook Page of Tulsa Shooting Suspect: My Dad Was ‘Shot by a F–king N—r’
“Today is two years that my dad has been gone shot by a f–king n—-r.”
That’s what a post on Jake England’s Facebook page said the day before he allegedly took part in a shooting spree in Tulsa, Okla. that left three people dead and two others critically wounded early Friday. All of the victims were black.
England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32, were arrested early Sunday and are expected to be charged with three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill.
England’s Facebook page makes several references to his father’s death. According to the Tulsa World, Carl England was shot and killed April 5, 2010, about a quarter-mile east of where the body of one of the shooting victims was found.
The man arrested in Carl England’s death, Pernell Demond Jefferson, was charged with pointing a firearm and is serving a prison sentence through October 2014, the World reported. Jefferson is black.
“Today is two years that my dad has been gone shot by a f–king n—-r it’s hard not to go off between that and sheran I’m gone in the head. RIP . Dad and sheran I . Love and miss u I think about both of u every second of the day,” England’s full post states.
A comment left by Watts states: “I kno i miss them 2. My last meomeries were great ones of them. Its nt goodbye its c u later.”
England’s page indicates that his girlfriend, Sheran Hart Wilde, died earlier this year. He also appears to have an infant son.
Watts left several other comments on England’s Facebook page, including one calling him a “strong-minded man” on a photo England posted Wednesday of Wilde’s driver’s license.
“Its been 2 yrs since his dad passed. He’s a strong minded man.he knows it aint good bye dad its c u later.we read da bible everynite 2gether he luvs it. It helps him alot peeple,” Watts’ post Thursday afternoon stated.
A photo England posted on his father appears to say Carl England was “shot to death trying to protect his children and grandson.”
Tulsa police spokesman Jason Willingham told the World he could not confirm whether revenge was the motive for the shootings. Though police have identified both England and Watts as white, authorities have not described the shootings as racially-motivated, according to the Associated Press. A Facebook friend referred to England having “Indian heritage” in a comment on his page.
“Chilling at that house people talking sh-t on me for some sh-t I didn’t do lil man and cady Ian’s here I do believer it just mite be the time to call it quits I I hate to say it like that but I’m done if something does happen tonite be ready for another funeral later,” England wrote in a post timestamped 11:15 p.m. Friday, hours after the shootings took place.
A Saturday morning post from England states: “Woke up late bout to head my a– to work get everything off my mind.”
Willingham told the AP police acted on an anonymous tip in arresting England and Watts.
The shootings set Tulsa’s black community on edge, with NAACP Tulsa president Rev. Warren Blakney Sr. telling the Tulsa World someone appeared to be “targeting black people to shoot.”
“The community once again can go about its business without fear of there being a shooter on the streets on today, on Easter morning,” Blakney said Sunday morning, according to the Associated Press.
This post has been updated since it was first published.
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