Suspect, Joeiune Deonte Nelson, 21, is led into Tulsa Police Headquarters Tuesday Afternoon.
28 year old Wilson
21 Year Old Nelson
Tulsa Police have made two arrests after the a home invasion and shooting involving a Tulsa pastor.
Police have identified the suspects as 21 year-old Joeiune Deonte Nelson and 28 year-old Markedrik Wilson.
The victim is recovering after someone shot him during a home invasion. It happened in the 2700 Block of North Denver early Tuesday morning.
A group of men were trying to rob Kenneth Brooks, but shot him in the process.
Police say after Kenneth Brooks was shot he managed to get out of the house, out of the fence and to a neighbors, who happens to be a nurse.
A neighbor told us, the nurse held pressure to the chest wound, until paramedics could get there. And it was a confusing scene, for this normally quiet neighborhood.
"Nobody deserves somebody ransacking their house or coming in like that," said Margaret Anderson, who along with her husband John, has known Pastor Kenneth Brooks 40-years.
Early reports say he opened the door for someone he recognized. Neighbors say he is known to open his heart and his home.
"It would not be a surprise if someone came and said Pastor Brooks, I need this. I need some money. Because he usually gives out food. He usually would go places and he would give out like sacks of food, and boxes of food," explained Margaret.
Brooks runs City of Refuge ministries. The building burned in 2009.
Hard times hit again this morning. Police told us, as many as five people rushed his door--before he was shot. Reports were unclear if he opened the door or tried to close it.
"You don't need to open up. A lot of times that is a ruse that people are trying to get into your home, and have you open the door by pretending they have a need. And you can dial 9-1-1 without letting them in the house," said Sgt. Brandon Watkins.
Pastor Brooks is expected to be ok, perhaps a sign that his assignment on earth is not over.
One lesson to learn in all of this, when in doubt, don't answer the door.
Nelson and Wilson are currently being held at the David L. Moss Correctional Center.
Look for more on this story later on-air on Tulsa's Channel 8 and on-line at KTUL.com.
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