A Tulsa, Oklahoma, judge has ordered that Jake England and Alvin Watts—the two men arrested in connection with Friday's shooting spree that left three dead and two wounded—each be held on a $9.16 million bond.
The pair have been charged with three counts of murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill. They were arrested early Sunday just north of Tulsa.
Tulsa police are investigating whether the shootings were racially motivated.
Before their arrests, police cautioned that there was no evidence a hate crime had been committed. "There's a very logical theory that would say that that's what it could be," Tulsa police chief Chuck Jordan said on Saturday. "But I'm a police officer. I've got to go by evidence."
Survivors had initially described the gunman as a single white male driving a pickup truck "with its tailpipe hanging," reported the New York Times. According to police, the suspect had stopped to ask victims for directions before shooting them.
The north Tulsa neighborhoods where the shootings occurred were described as predominately black.
"For a white male to come that deep into that area and to start indiscriminately shooting, that lends itself for many to believe that it probably was a hate crime," Rev. Warren Blakney, a local pastor, told CNN.Read More »from Tulsa shooting suspects Jake England and Alvin Watts held on $9.16 million bond each