The two men who were arrested early on Sunday in connection with a shooting spree that left three dead in Tulsa made their first court appearances on Monday, it was reported.
Neither man had an attorney present and the Tulsa public defender’s office was contacted on their behalf, the KWGS radio station reported.
Alvin Watts, 32, and Jake England, 19, are being held on complaints of three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of shooting with the intent to kill, and possession of a firearm. Their bonds were set at $9.16 million each, the Tulsa-based KTUL station reported.
The men have not been officially charged while their cases are being reviewed by the local district attorney’s office, the station said.
“After we look at the facts, the law, and the evidence, we will be making a formal filing decision,” Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris said after the men appeared in court, reported KTUL. He did not say whether or not the men would be charged with a hate crime. The victims were black and the suspects are white.