May 25, 2018

Positivity: OKC Police Say Armed Citizen Killed Restaurant Shooter (See Update: Make That TWO Armed Citizens)

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Oklahoma City (HT Twitchy):

Published: Thu, May 24, 2018 11:38 PM
Updated: Thu, May 24, 2018 11:39 PM

Oklahoma City police were working late Thursday to piece together what happened when a man shot people at a popular Lake Hefner restaurant, hitting at least two people and ending with the shooter dead by the hand of a passer-by.

Police were called to Louie’s Grill and Bar, 9401 Lake Hefner, at about 6:30 p.m. Capt. Bo Mathews said police were looking for information about the shooter and would not identify victims or the shooter Thursday night. The shooter was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dennis Will told a local television station that his daughter and granddaughter had been shot. He said they were at the restaurant for a birthday party for another granddaughter.

He said he would like to thank the passer-by who killed the shooter.

“I’m feeling good they’re both alive,” he said. …

Go here for the rest of the story.

UPDATE, 2 p.m.: Make that two armed citizens who took down the shooter (HT Twitchy):

A shooter armed with a handgun and shooting-range protective gear opened fire at random inside an Oklahoma City restaurant but was stopped thanks to the quick actions of two bystanders.

Shooting suspect Alexander Tilghman walked up to Louie’s Grill & Bar, a popular restaurant on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, around 6:30 p.m. local time Thursday and shot multiple times from the entrance.

He hit three people, including mother Natalie Giles, 39, her 12-year-old daughter and another child. Another person fell and broke his arm during the incident, police said.

Tilghman had on ear muffs like those supplied at shooting ranges and wore protective glasses. He was armed with a handgun, Oklahoma City police Captain Bo Mathews said Friday.

The shooting could have continued if it weren’t for two men who ran out to their vehicles and grabbed handguns locked in their trunks, Mathews said.

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