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New Details About Texas Church Shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley…He’s Age 26, Killed 26 People And Was Dishonorably Discharged From The US Air Force For Assaulting His Wife & Child




Devin Patrick Kelley (pictured) walked into the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, dressed in full combat gear, and began shooting, according to local law enforcement sourcesThe mass shooter who opened fire during Mass inside a Texas church killing at least 26 – including eight members of one family – has been identified as a 26-year-old former Bible study teacher who was dishonorably discharged from the US Air Force for assaulting his wife and child.

Devin Patrick Kelley, a married father, walked into the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, dressed in black, tactical gear with a ballistics belt and an assault rifle, and began shooting, according to local law enforcement sources.The attack only stopped when Kelley, of New Braunfels, a suburb of San Antonio, was confronted by local hero Stephen Willeford, 55, who shot him through a gap in his body armor as the gunman tried to leave the church. Kelley was reportedly killed by that same brave neighbor following a high speed car chase.Devin Patrick Kelley (pictured) in a mugshot)His mugshot from a previous crime

At  least 26 people were killed in the shooting, but the death toll is expected to climb, authorities say. Victims include a two-year-old girl and the 14-year-old daughter of the pastor.

Eight members of one family, including a five-months-pregnant mother and three of her children were killed, a community leader and relative told CNN, without revealing their identities. The Connally Memorial Medical Center said ‘multiple’ victims are being treated.Investigators work at the scene of a deadly shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday Last night, San Antonio police raided Kelley’s home with K9 and bomb squad units, along with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives unit and FBI.

Horrific new details of the attack have started to emerge with police saying there was likely ‘no way’ for congregants to escape. Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. said: ‘He just walked down the center aisle, turned around and my understanding was shooting on his way back out. It’s unbelievable to see children, men and women, laying there. Defenseless people.’ Texas state troopers erect a barricade to control traffic near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs after the fatal shootingKelley was a US Air Force veteran and former Bible studies teacher but his Facebook page, which has been deleted by the FBI, reveals he had a worrying fascination with weaponry.

He’d recently shared a photo of an AR-15 style gun on Facebook with the caption: ‘She’s a bad b***h.’

The 26-year-old was married to Danielle Shields, and they appear to have a child together. She was previously a teacher at the First Baptist Church.

Kelley lived at his parents’ home with his wife and child and neighbor Mark Moravitz told ABC News he would sometimes hear gunshots coming from near that house late at night.




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