TULSA - The man who opened fire inside an apartment full of his classmates at Tulsa's Spartan School of Aeronautics, killing one, will go to prison for life without parole.
Mark Hopkins, 42, pleaded guilty in October to opening fire inside The Landing apartment complex in February, injuring three people and killing a fourth.
He was arrested about a mile away after a search by police, about 90 minutes after the shooting at the apartment complex, which is located near E. Pine St. and N. Mingo Ave.
Thursday, a judge sentenced Hopkins to life without parole in prison for convictions on one count of first-degree murder, two counts of feloniously pointing a weapon, and three counts of shooting with intent to kill.
Chaz Fain, 18, died at the scene; the three other shooting victims, all men -- two aged 18, one 19 -- survived.
After the shootings, Hopkins fled on foot, not even wearing a jacket on the cold February night, but was found in a nearby parking lot
According to an arrest and booking report obtained by KRMG, he confessed to the shooting after police read him his rights.
All five men knew one another from attending classes at the Spartan School of Aeronautics, located just north of the apartment complex.
Residents of The Landing told KRMG only students of the school live at Spartan Landing.
Hopkins and two of the surviving victims lived in the apartment where the shootings occurred.
Fain and the other surviving victim also lived in the complex, but not in that apartment.
Police say Hopkins came to Tulsa from Alabama, Fain from Florida.
The Spartan School attracts students from around the world.