OKC Police identify Alexander Tilghman as Louie's restaurant shooter

Posted at 10:03 AM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-26 15:08:00-04

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Police say Alexander Tilghman, 28-years-old of Oklahoma City, opened fire Thursday at 6:30p.m. at Louie's restaurant on Lake Hefner.

In an update sent around 9:30 Friday morning, police say officers found Tilghman dead outside the restaurant. Police say he was shot by two citizens.

Witnesses tell us the men were yelling at the suspect to put his gun down, but he had large headphones on and was pacing near the restaurant. Witnesses say the suspect raised his gun at the men, and that's when the armed citizen shot Tilghman.

Police say three people were shot, a 39-year-old woman and two female juveniles. All three are reportedly in good condition.

A fourth person was injured, according to police, after falling and breaking his arm after the shooter started firing his gun.

The National Rifle Association posted on Twitter that "people are willing to step-up and confront evil."

Oklahoma City police are holding a press conference at 11:30a.m. We'll keep you updated on new information that is released.

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