Police search for motive in quadruple shooting near Spartan college, 1 dead
BY JARREL WADE World Staff Writer
Friday, February 22, 2013
2/22/13 at 7:48 AM
Police continue to investigate the motive for a shooting Thursday evening that left one Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology student dead and three others wounded, police said.
Police arrested 41-year-old Mark Hopkins on complaint of murder, according to a police statement. Hopkins was booked into the Tulsa County Jail at about 4 a.m. on one complaint of murder and three complaints of shooting with intent to kill.
Police received a call about 9 p.m. of a shooting at the Spartan Landing complex in the 1200 block of North 89th East Avenue, according to police reports.
When they arrived, they found 18-year-old Chaz Fain, of Florida, who died at the scene.
The three other victims, who were not identified, were transported with "non-life threatening wounds" to St. John Medical Center, police said.
Tulsa Police Sgt. Dave Walker said all the people involved knew each other from attending Spartan classes together, and there was a "social gathering" inside the apartment where the shooting took place.
Fain lived at the apartment complex but not in the apartment, he said.
Hopkins reportedly lived in the apartment complex with two of the other victims, police said.
Hopkins, from Alabama, was arrested in a parking lot in the 9900 block of East Admiral Boulevard, police report.
Police received calls about "suspicious activity" in the area that led officers to Hopkins at about 10:30 p.m., Walker said.
Hopkins was transported to a hospital to receive treatment for hand wounds suffered as he allegedly attempted to escape, Walker said.
Fain's death is Tulsa's 15th homicide of 2013, according to police reports.
Doug Yost, senior vice president of Spartan, said the apartment complex is occupied by Spartan students.
Yost said police had briefed school officials about the shootings.
Spartan has been a Tulsa institution for more than 80 years, and Thursday's shooting was the first anything like it had happened, Yost said.
He offered the institution's condolences to the families of the students affected.