Sunday, February 03, 2013

Sniper and author Chris Kyle killed

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.


General P. Malaise said...

..the obama administration is ginning up the veterans as being unfit to own guns.

Robert Fowler said...

Some of the comments on the CBSnews site were disgusting. People actually happy he was killed.

Wrench said...

All of this, Kyle, Sandy Hook, Aurora, etc, etc. Seems to reek of something sinister. The conspiricy part of me working ot.

dhanna59 said...

WC-folks, OMG, WTF,what else is there to say about this......Not me, not in a hundred years, not ever, would I ever do something like this....More to see than meets the eye later...My heart is banging hard over this....Nefarious shit, I say....