Sunday, February 03, 2013

Decorated Navy SEAL Sniper Killed in Texas

Chris Kyle - Former US Navy SEAL

(Glen Rose, Texas)
Chris Kyle, a retired Navy SEAL and the U.S. military's most lethal sniper, was fatally shot Saturday along with another man on the gun range of Rough Creek Lodge, a posh resort just west of Glen Rose, Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said.

A suspect was arrested about five hours later in Lancaster, southeast of Dallas, more than 70 miles from the scene, Bryant said.

The suspect, identified as Eddie Ray Routh, 25, was pursued to a house in Lancaster by officers, including a local SWAT team. Routh tried to flee in a vehicle but was stopped about 9 p.m. after spikes were laid across a road, Bryant said.

"The suspect has been caught and is in custody in Lancaster," he said. Erath County sheriff's investigators and Texas Rangers were securing a capital murder warrant, he said.

Witnesses told sheriff's investigators that the gunman opened fire on the two men around 3:30 p.m., then fled in a pickup belonging to one of the victims.
Reportedly, Kyle and 35-year-old Chad Littlefield had taken Routh to the gun range to help him deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. Sadly, Routh turned on Kyle and Littlefield and shot them both in the back.

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