FBI in Tulsa: Too early to talk about hate crimes

    2:54 PM, Apr 8, 2012   |    comments
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    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa police say there is a connection between shootings that terrorized the city's black community and the shooting of a suspect's father by a black man.

    Two men have been arrested in the Friday shootings that left three dead and two seriously wounded.

    Police have said they are looking at a possible Facebook posting by one of the suspects, 19-year-old Jake England, that suggests he was angry over the killing of his father by a black man two years ago.

    Task force commander Maj. Walter Evans says investigators know there's a connection between the two cases, but he and others at a Sunday news conference stopped short of calling Friday's shootings racially motivated.

    The FBI special agent in charge of Oklahoma says it's too early to talk about hate crimes.

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