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Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Reportedly Killed at Shooting Range; Suspect Arrested

Feb. 3, 2013

A man is under arrest in connection with the killing of two men at an Erath County, Texas, gun range, police said.

One of the victims is reportedly former Navy SEAL and best-selling author Chris Kyle.

ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas reported that three sources said Kyle, author of the New York Times bestselling book, "American Sniper," and a neighbor of his were shot while helping a soldier who is recovering from post traumatic stress syndrome at a gun range in Glen Rose.

The suspect, identified as Eddie Routh, 25, was arrested in Lancaster, Texas, after a brief police chase, a Lancaster Police Department dispatcher told ABC News.


One thing is sure. If there's not enough of Wayne LaPierre's "good guys with a gun" at a shooting range where ALL of the good guys have a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun, then how will more guns conceivably make us any safer?


Former Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle shot dead at Texas gun range

Amid unconfirmed reports that Routh was a veteran who Kyle and Littlefield were helping, Cox said that he had not come through Fitco Cares.

Cox, a former US marine corp sniper, said: "The gentleman was not affiliated with our organisation. Any time there is a veteran through our organisation I'm aware of it. So the encounter was not through my organisation."

He said, however, that Kyle and Chad, who were neighbours, also worked with veterans in their own time.

Asked whether it was part of the organisation's program to take veterans to gun ranges, Cos said: "We haven't ever done a shooting event, but in my opinion I don't think there's anything inappropriate in what he was doing something a lot of military people enjoy. This was a senseless act.

Here are the top two comments posted at Houston TV station KHOU:
Famed Navy SEAL Chris Kyle slain at gun range in N. TexasU:
Anthony Povich
He wasn't "killed" more like was murdered !!! People are getting smarter then that !!! No body believes a fucking word the government says anymore !!!
Marc Taylor
We are now being HUNTED.
Scary huh?

Originally posted to Lefty Coaster on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 12:07 AM PST.

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