Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Shot Dead at Texas Shooting Range … Suspect Eddie Ray Routh Arrested & Charged with Two Counts of Murder
A real American hero is dead.
Chris Kyle, a former U.S. Navy SEAL and the US sniper credited with the largest number of confirmed kills, was one of two people fatally shot at a North Texas shooting range Saturday. Kyle recorded more than 150 sniper kills, the most in U.S. military history. It is being reported that Kyle was shot a point blank range as Kyle was working with a veteran at the time of the shooting. The shooting occurred in Erath County, Texas, some 50 miles from Fort Worth. Chris Kyle is the author of the New York Times best selling book, ‘American Sniper’. Chad Littlefield was also killed. Eddie Ray Routh of Lancaster was arraigned early Sunday on two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Kyle and Littlefield.
Chris Kyle, a former U.S. Navy SEAL credited with the largest number of confirmed kills, was one of two people fatally shot at a North Texas shooting range Saturday, Texas Highway Patrol confirmed to Fox News.
Eddie Ray Routh of Lancaster was arraigned early Sunday on two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Kyle, 38, and Chad Littlefield, 35, at the shooting range about 50 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
Capt. Jason Upshaw with the Erath County Sheriff’s Office said Routh used a semi-automatic handgun, which authorities later found at his home. Upshaw said ballistics tests weren’t complete Sunday, but authorities believe the gun was used in the shootings. Upshaw declined to give any more details about the gun.
CNN: Ex-Navy sniper, another military vet killed at Texas gun range
UPDATE I: For Breitbart.com comes the following to this sad story.
A close friend tells Breitbart News that Chris Kyle was at a veterans’ charity event, helping a fellow military member learn sniper shooting technique, and that he was shot by a Marine suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. The suspect, Eddie Ray Routh, has been arrested in Lancaster, Texas in connection with the shooting.