2 suspects in custody in shooting of north Tulsa reverend

TULSA - Tulsa police have arrested two men in connection with the shooting of a north Tulsa minister and businessman early Tuesday.

Rev. Kenneth Brooks, the former pastor at City of Refuge International Ministries, was shot in the chest after four armed men kicked in his front door just before 2 a.m.  Brooks' two sons, ages 9 and 19, were in the house at the time of the incident.

A witness inside the home said the suspects were masked but managed to identify all four, according to a booking report.

Joeiune Nelson, 21, was arrested around 12:50 p.m. and faces a charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon.  Nelson was not named as the shooter in the report.

Around 8:40 p.m., police arrested Markedrik Wilson, 26.  After several hours of questioning, Wilson was booked into the Tulsa County Jail around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

He spoke with investigators on the scene before he was taken to the hospital.

"The two sons were in their bedrooms when the shooting happened," said Cpl. Mark Shelton with the Tulsa Police Department. "Neither one were aware of anything. In fact, we were the ones who notified the sons that their father had not only been shot but that he had made his way out of the front gate and over to a neighbor's house to have someone call the police."

Brooks was able to make it to a neighbor's house to call 911.  He is said to be improving.

Nelson is due in court Aug. 8.  Wilson is due in court Aug. 9.

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