Charges filed in Spartan student's homicide
BY DAVID HARPER World Staff Writer
Friday, March 01, 2013
A man was charged with first-degree murder Friday in connection with a late-night shooting that left a Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology student dead.
Mark Anthony Hopkins, a Spartan student from Alabama, was charged in Tulsa County District Court in connection with the Feb. 21 death of 18-year-old Chaz Fain, a student from Florida, at the Spartan Landing apartment complex in the 1200 block of North 89th East Avenue, just south of the school.
Hopkins, 41, was also charged Friday with four counts of shooting with intent to kill. Police reported that three other people were shot but survived. Assistant District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said Friday night that the fourth shooting charge is connected to a man who was shot at but not struck.
Hopkins was arrested in a parking lot in the 9900 block of East Admiral Boulevard later on the night of the shootings.
The charges allege that Hopkins acted “willfully with malice aforethought.”
Police "do not know the motive any more today than the night of the murder," Sgt. Dave Walker said Friday evening.
Police are still looking for the gun, which might have been dropped somewhere along the path Hopkins took after the shootings, Walker said.
"We know he ran east to Mingo (Road) and ... then went south to Admiral (Boulevard), where he got arrested," Walker said.
Hopkins remained in the Tulsa Jail on Friday night. He has a court hearing scheduled for Monday.
Mark Anthony Hopkins