TULSA, Okla. -- Those who know the family of Jake England, one of two suspects in the recent shooting of five black strangers here, say they don't believe race was a factor in the crimes.
Instead, they believe the 19-year-old snapped.
"It hasn't sunk in yet," Earron Willis, England's friend, said Monday. "I'm still trying to come to grips with it."
Willis has known England since he was a little boy. Willis' family's property backs up to the home where England lived with his family and where his father, Carl, lived before that.