Police: Armed Citizen Stops Shooter at Oklahoma City Restaurant

Oklahoma City police say an armed citizen killed a gunman who opened fire at a local restaurant.

According to news media reports and police sources, an armed citizen killed a shooter at an Oklahoma City restaurant in the northwestern part of the city on Thursday, 24 May 2018:

Two victims were hospitalized but are expected to survive. Oklahoma City Police (OKCPD) detained “a large number of witnesses” and said “there is no indication of terrorism at this point,” but as a precaution they shut down roads and urged locals to avoid the area:

The identity of the shooter was released to the public later:


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