Man opens fire in Oklahoma restaurant for ‘armed citizen shoots and kills him, the police said
The FBI revealed it received two tips for a YouTube channel connected with the Oklahoma City restaurant shooter, but determined no further action was required.
FBI spokeswoman Andrea Anderson said Saturday that the agency received a call in May about the channel connected with Alexander Tilghman, 28, who opened fire in a Louie’s on the Lake on Thursday. He injured three people before he was killed by bystanders.
Anderson said a call earlier in 2018.
The incident happened in Louie’s on the Lake.
“In response to Thursday’s shooting in Oklahoma City, a review of the FBI databases were performed and it was determined that a call was made to our Public Access Line [PAL] earlier this month about the shooter, identified as Alexander Tilghman,” Anderson wrote in a press release.
She continued: “The caller reported concerns about a YouTube channel connected with the subject, but made no mention of a possible threat of violence, and have no knowledge of the subject, the possession of weapons. On the basis of this information, and following our standard protocol, no further investigation was necessary.
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“In addition, earlier this year, FBI Oklahoma City Division had received an informal tip on the same YouTube channel. The content of this channel at that time it was identified as First Amendment-protected speech, and no further action was taken,” the statement said.
Alexander Tilghman, 28, was killed by bystanders after wounding three people on Thursday in Louie’s on the Lake in Oklahoma City.
Tilghman fired a gun in the restaurant on Thursday, striking a 39-year-old woman and two young girls before they were shot dead by two bystanders outside who were able to their vehicles in the middle of the chaos to pick their weapons.
Authorities say the gunman in the social media posts were filled with “evidence of mental illness,” KOCO News reported.
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“I want to show you how Satan has on my computer. That is including my cell phone,” Tilghman said in a video.
Jennifer Stong hugs Tasha Hunt outside the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018.
Tilghman brother said he “had serious psychological problems and the shooting was a sign that he is to call for help.”
Officials were investigating a motive behind the shooting but called the incident “random.”
Fox News’ Greg Norman and the Associated Press contributed to this report.