Shooter's apartment, mother's home searched hours after incident
Hours after he was gunned down outside Louie's on Lake Hefner, Oklahoma City police seized a laptop, cellphones, writings and hundreds of rounds of ammunition from Alex Tilghman's apartment and his mother's home, court records show.
The shooting was reported at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The warrant was issued at 11:03 p.m., according to search warrants filed Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court.
Inside his apartment in the 4600 block of Northwest Expressway, police recovered several boxes of 9 mm ammunition.
Investigators found three boxes of Winchester Luger 115 grain bullets inside a shopping bag, according to the warrant. The box of that type of bullet listed on the manufacturer's website contains 200 rounds.
Investigators found another 95 bullets in four other boxes, the warrant states.
Police also recovered a gun belt with handcuffs, flashlight and pepper spray, and another gun belt and holster.
Tilghman was certified to work as an armed security guard through the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET).
The gun used in the shooting was purchased Jan. 12, 2017, from Wilshire Gun, according to the warrant.
Police also seized two computers, two cellphones and a notebook from his apartment. Investigators also recovered notebooks containing writings and drawings from Tilghman's mother's house in The Village, according to the warrant.
Police on Tuesday also released an incident report, filed as "received info/Signal 8. "Signal 8" is Oklahoma City police parlance meaning a mentally ill person.
A reporter from The Gayly, an Oklahoma City LGBT news outlet, gave police a copy of her interview on Jan. 8. She told police that Tilghman was convinced "transsexuals are clones of demons," and had stickers on his car and had been posting fliers with the same message, according to the report.
The reporter told police she thought Tilghman could be a threat, but did not threaten her during their interview.
"No investigation was assigned because no criminal acts took place," Capt. Bo Mathews said.
The FBI has also said they had received two reports about Tilghman but did not investigate because he made no threats and his statements were considered protected speech.
Natalie Giles, 39; Syniah Giles, 12; and Alex Speegle, 15, were all wounded in the shooting.
Natalie Giles was treated and released, but Syniah Giles is still recovering at Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, said Dennis Will. Will is the father of Natalie Giles and grandfather of Syniah Giles. Speegle's recovery status is unclear.