Police recovered ammunition among other items from the home of a man who shot and wounded patrons inside an Oklahoma restaurant last week

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A prosecutor announced Monday he has cleared two people who fatally shot a man who wounded three others after opening fire at an Oklahoma City restaurant during the dinnertime rush.

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said that Juan Carlos Nazario and Bryan Whittle were justified when they “neutralized” the shooter and would not face charges.

Both men shot 28-year-old Alexander Tilghman on May 24 after authorities say he walked into Louie’s On The Lake and started shooting. Tilghman shot a 39-year-old woman, her 12-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old family friend as they arrived for a birthday party. All three survived.

A fourth person fell and broke his arm in the ensuing chaos.

“It should be noted that both of the civilians who neutralized Tilghman had received significant firearms training and employed tactics that lessened the potential that their use of deadly force would harm innocent bystanders,” Prater said in a statement.

Neither Nazario or Whittle could immediately be reached Monday for comment.

Nazario is a trained security guard, and Whittle is a master sergeant in the Oklahoma Air National Guard.

Whittle said in an interview with The Oklahoman that he and his wife were driving by the restaurant and pulled in when they saw a commotion. He said he grabbed his .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol and moved toward where everyone was pointing. He said that he wasn’t aware another armed person had come to help until he heard Nazario say, “Clear him. I got you. Clear him.”

Police had recommended the two not be charged.

Authorities said Tilghman used a 9 millimeter handgun. A warrant showed police recovered 9 millimeter ammunition, notebook writings, a computer, a laptop and cellphones from his apartment.

Tilghman was certified as an armed security guard.