According to this story at the Dallas Morning News Chris Kyle was shot to death today
Lancaster Police arrested a man in connection with a double slaying in Erath County. Unconfirmed media reports say one of the dead is top Navy Seals sniper Chris Kyle.
Police saw a suspect matching the description of the man wanted in Erath County. After a short chase, they arrested Eddie Routh, 25.
WFAA is reporting that Kyle died like the hero he was
Two people were killed Saturday at a gun range in Erath County.
Three sources tell News 8 that one of the victims was Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the New York Times bestselling book, “American Sniper.”
Kyle was shot point-blank while helping another soldier who is recovering from post traumatic stress syndrome, News 8 learned.
An alert was issued for the suspect, who was believed to be driving a black Ford F-350 truck with large tires and rims.
Police have reportedly captured the suspect in Lancaster, south of Dallas. The suspect was believed to be highly trained with military experience
The shooting location is 53 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
More updates as I get them. Please pray for Chris’s wife and two children.
It is being reported that the man arrested is Eddie Routh, 25. I found an Eddie Routh that graduated from Midlothian High School in 2006, so the age would match. Midlothian is just south of me. This report claims the man arrested was a Marine from Midlothian, Texas. The first question I have is was the man they were helping the one that killed them?
Here is the latest I have found
Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the best-selling book American Sniper, and a second person were shot and killed Saturday at a gun range in Erath County, U.S. Marshals said.
Late Saturday, Lancaster police arrested a man who they say matched the description of a man wanted in connection with the slayings. After a brief chase, officers arrested 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, according to Lancaster police spokesperson Kelly Hooten.
Reporting on the shootings, the Stephenville Empire-Tribune said Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant would not discuss the victims. But the newspaper said that a source working at Rough Creek Lodge, which has a gun range at which the newspaper reported the slayings occurred, confirmed that one of the victims was Kyle.
Apparently, Kyle and the others were attending a veterans charity event
A close friend tells Breitbart News that Chris Kyle was at a veterans’ charity event, helping a fellow military member learn sniper shooting technique, and that he was shot by a Marine suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. The suspect, Eddie Ray Routh, has been arrested in Lancaster, Texas in connection with the shooting.
So if that report is true, it seems to indicate that Kyle was not shot by the man he was helping. Unless I am just misreading it somehow.
Pat Dollard has gotten a tip that this is a picture of Routh
Thanks to a tip to PatDollard.com, we found what is apparently a picture of the assumed killer of Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle.
The apparent shooter is Eddie Ray Routh, 25, “a former Marine who is said to suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome.”
Here is another update from the local NBC affiliate
Empire-Tribune reporter Sara Vanden Berge told NBC 5 that it did not sound like an accidental shooting but appeared to be an intentional shooting.
Vanden Berge said Kyle was at the shooting range with the suspect and another man. She said her understanding was that Kyle had an open invitation to visit and use the range at Rough Creek and did not have a guide with him.
A source told her that the man suspected in the shootings was a veteran and may have been doing some sort of shooting therapy, she told NBC 5.
Lancaster police confirmed that Routh was arrested Saturday night and that he was a wanted murder suspect.