From TRP: This is a real shocker and very bizarre. My thoughts, prayers and condolences go to the Kyle family and friends. You know, I must admit. I’m very troubled by this. In a very short time, two prominent gun-makers have been killed, one under mysterious circumstances, another execution-style, now this. No, I have no proof to back up my suspicions, but I just keep seeing my “people” going down one by one: Brietbart, Ratliffe, Noveske, now Kyle. What’s next?
Via The Daily Mail:
- Ex-Navy Seal and New York Times best-selling author Chris Kyle, 39, was reportedly shot along with another man
- The suspect, 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, is in police custody after he fled the scene in Kyle’s car
- Kyle is a husband and father of two who served four tours in Iraq and holds the U.S. military record for most sniper kills
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.
Investigators told ABC affiliate WFAA-TV that Routh is a former Marine who was suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Kyle, a husband and father of two, authored the New York Times best-seller ‘American Sniper,’ which chronicled his four tours in Iraq. The book hit shelves last month.
He recorded more than 150 sniper kills – the most in U.S. military history – between 1999 and 2009.