OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - A family is recovering and two men deemed heroes after Thursday night's breaking news at Louie's Bar and Grill.
Investigators are slowly but surely learning more about the suspect, 28-year-old Alex Tilghman but they're still searching for a motive.
Meanwhile, a town is stirring trying to process and heal at the same time.
Grateful is a word that may be overused, but can't be understated in the past 24 hours.
"You can say they're heroes, which is a very good thing to say," said Oklahoma City Police Department Public Information Officer Captain Bo Williams.
Police confirm two men, Bryan Whittle and Juan Nazario acted quickly when they confronted Tilghman and killed him in the Louie's parking lot.
"They were screaming, 'stop, please stop, put it down, put it down, put it down,'" recalled witness Ron Benton.
Nazario told 2 Works for You sister station KOCO he just did what he was trained to do.
Whittle said he did what anyone who had the tools would do.
Jabari Giles whose daughter Saniyah was shot is grateful.
"I think he saved some lives tonight, I think it could've been a lot worse," he said.
Saniyah, her mother Natalie and friend Alex are recovering from their injuries as police dig into who exactly Alex Tilghman is.
2 Works for You found disturbing videos he'd posted on Youtube chasing demons and asking for help claiming he'd felt alone.
"I just. kind of almost threw up. I just, it was very, very upsetting," said Tilghman's neighbor Lynn Robberson.
They were just as shocked as the rest of us.
"First of all I feel horrible for the people that were shot. But I also really feel horrible for Chris, the father," she said.
The only criminal background we could find on him was a juvenile arrest for assault and battery 15 years ago.
Police are working to confirm that he was a security guard, and mental illness may've been a factor.
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