City offers support to families of shooting victims
BY P.J. LASSEK World Staff Writer
Friday, April 13, 2012
12/28/12 at 8:58 AM
The Tulsa City Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday offering sympathy and support to the bereaved families of the Good Friday shooting spree victims.
"I wanted the council to have means by which we in a united fashion could express our condolences to the victims of the families," said Councilor Phil Lakin, co-sponsor of the resolution.
Councilor Jack Henderson, also co-sponsor of the resolution, thanked the council for the support. Henderson represents north Tulsa, where the shootings took place.
Lakin said the resolution also is a means of expressing gratitude for the work of law enforcement officers and the citizens who reported information that ultimately led to the arrests of suspects Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 33.
The two men are accused of fatally shooting William Allen, 31, Dannaer Fields, 49, and Bobby Clark, 54, and of wounding David Hall, 46, and Deon Tucker, 44, within a three-square-mile area in the early hours of last Friday.
Council Chairman G.T. Bynum said last week's events "showed the worst of what humanity is capable of and the best of what a community like Tulsa is capable of."
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