Good Guys With Guns Stop Oklahoma Shooter
Good guys with guns stopped a shooter at an Oklahoma restaurant on Thursday evening.
✅ An #ArmedCitizen saved multiple lives last night in #OKC. We hope this serves as a wake-up call for @GovMaryFallin, who just two weeks ago vetoed a constitutional carry bill. Just another example of how the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. #2A pic.twitter.com/kPRjpiyeow
— NRA (@NRA) May 25, 2018
The incident took place at the popular Louie’s restaurant on Lake Hefner around dinner time.
Alexander Tilghman, 28, shot a woman and two minors before men who were inside the restaurant went to their cars and retrieved their weapons.
The two armed citizens, 35-year-old Juan Carlos Nazario and 39-year-old Bryan Whittle, both shot Tilghman and ended the shooting spree. He did not survive.
It was initially reported that two people were shot by Tilghman, but new reports have upped the number to three.
Syniah Giles, 12, was shot in the tailbone and is expected to survive. Her mother, 39-year-old Natalie Giles, was grazed by a bullet and has already been released from the hospital.
The preteen’s friend was also shot. Her identity has not yet been publicly released, but she is said to be 14-years-old. Her condition is currently unknown.
Oklahoma City Police say the suspect walked into this restaurant armed with a pistol, eye protection and ear protection and opened fire randomly on people. Two people shot are expected to survive. @koconews
— Jonathan Cooper (@KOCOCooper) May 25, 2018
The suspect was a CLEET certified armed security guard, KOCO 5 reports.
The shooter’s motive remains unknown and anyone with information is asked to call the homicide tip line at 405-297-1200.