GUILTY TX - Noted sniper Chris Kyle & Chad Littlefield slain at Erath County gun range

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  1. Lois Lane

    Lois Lane New Member

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    Breaking story.

    A bit more at the link:

    http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/rough-creek-189536271.html

    @JasonWhitely -- Senior Reporter @ WFAA-TV Channel 8
     
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  3. Lois Lane

    Lois Lane New Member

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    Info from @JasonWhitely:

    Shootings took place near Glen Rose in Erath County.

    Suspect in custody. Suspect is a 25 year old former Marine from Midlothian. Said to have been arrested in Lancaster.

    ETA: 255 confirmed kills is a possible typo. See January 2012 DMN article linked below which cites 150+ Pentagon confirmed kills.
     
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    So sad! An American hero!
     
  8. alwaysonmymind

    alwaysonmymind Proud Army Mom

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    Semper Fi


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  9. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Deadliest sniper in U.S. military history is 'shot and killed point-blank by veteran suffering from PTSD' at Texas gun range

    A former Navy Seal, expert sniper and best-selling author was reportedly gunned down at a Texas shooting range Saturday by a veteran who is recovering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

    Ex-Navy Seal Chris Kyle, 39, and another man were shot point-blank around 3:30 p.m. at a charity event on behalf of Kyle's security firm at the gun range at Rough Creek Lodge and Resort in Erath County.

    The suspect, 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, was arrested roughly five hours later in Lancaster, Texas after a police chase. He was driving Kyle's truck at the time of the arrest, police said.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ering-PTSD-Texas-gun-range.html#ixzz2Jp8fBp2W
     
  10. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    I am stunned. My son is enlisting in the Marines and Chris Kyle is his hero. Of all the ways he could have died, he died like this.
     
  11. oceanblueeyes

    oceanblueeyes Well-Known Member

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    I am so saddened to learn that Chris has been killed.

    He is a hero to all of our family.

    We all bought his best selling book "American Sniper' and he autographed each one for us.

    He wrote a special heartfelt paragraph to our son who served proudly in the Marine Corps for many years.

    He truly is a true Amercian hero.

    He did not want to be remembered as the Deadliest Sniper in the World but to be remembered as the man who saved and protected the countless lives of the guys he served with and loved.

    A hero has just entered Heaven. God bless.

    imo
     
  12. Moxie Vi

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    I really feel for his wife! She has been through a lot with his 4 tours and now she's a single mom.
     
  13. michmi

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    I do hope that because he was the so-called "deadliest sniper", that at the very least the murder is looked at from the standpoint of a terrorist act also--who the shooter associated with, received money from, etc. You just never know.

    ....and I'm not a paranoid person, but it is within the realm of a terrorist group to recruit someone here to carry out something like this.
     
  14. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Post number two indicates the pair were killed at the shooting range "while helping a soldier recover from PTSD." Is that correct??
     
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    michmi New Member

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    Yes, that's what's being reported. Seems odd to me that therapy for PTSD would involve guns, but hey.
     
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    scorekeeper New Member

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    :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose:

    RIP Chris. A truly American Hero. Prayers to his family/friends. He will be greatly missed.

    :star: :star: :star: :star:
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Deadliest sniper in U.S. military history is 'shot and killed
    point-blank by veteran suffering from PTSD' at Texas gun range
    (Sunday Mail)
    much more, with pictures, at the link above
    and more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/reports-author-kyle-fatally-shot-gun-range
     
  18. SweetT

    SweetT Active Member

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    Not to offend anyone but when our government trains and hires folks to kill this is probably a reasonably expected outcome.. Sad
     
  19. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    I would like more details on how this was supposed to help the killer recover from PTSD...
     
  20. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Such irony - the world-class distance sniper shot at point-blank range. Still - this having taken the PTSD victim to the gun range as therapy, if that's the case, boggles the mind. One gets the feeling there's more to this story, somehow.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Lengthy and thorough CNN article:

    Ex-Navy sniper killed at Texas gun range
    much more at the link
     

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