There seem to be some conflicting reports about the death of celebrated NAVY Seal Chris Kyle today:
Crazy. Chris Kyle was at Rough Creek doing a charity event for wounded vets and one of them turned gun on him, killed him and another vet.
— Sports Bock (@SportsBock) February 3, 2013
Someone killed Chris Kyle today about 20miles from our Ranch.Chris was a navy seal he was the most lethal sniper in the U.S military history
— Karen Seay (@KarenTwoStar) February 3, 2013
Two individuals are reportedly dead in a suspected homicide reported near Glen Rose.
Erath County Sheriff’s investigators, Stephenville police and Texas Rangers are reportedly at the scene at this time.
Police are reportedly searching for a vehicle in connection with the deaths. The pickup truck is described as a large black four-door truck, elevated high off of the ground. The suspect vehicle is described as completely covered in Rhino Liner with a skull sticker in the back window.
A former Tarleton State University student who wrote the best-selling book, “American Sniper,” was one of two victims shot and killed at Rough Creek Lodge late Saturday afternoon.
Chris Kyle and a friend were found dead at Rough Creek’s shooting range.
“We have identified a strong suspect,” Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said.
Law enforcement officials throughout the county were searching for a large four-door Ford pickup that is high off the ground and covered in Rhino liner. There is a skull sticker in the back window.
Authorities had not made an arrest as of press time Saturday night.
The suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees a vehicle matching that description is urged to call 911 immediately.
Bryant would not release additional information about the case, but a source working at Rough Creek Lodge confirmed that one of the victims is Kyle.
Kyle is a former Navy SEAL who served four tours of duty in Iraq, where he was given the nickname “The Devil of Ramadi” by insurgents.
My blog covered a story involving Chris Kyle last year where he claimed that he had punched out Jesse Ventura for spouting anti-Military slurs at a bar.
Whatever happened, may he rests in peace, and his murderer is caught quickly and prosecuted to the furthest extent of the law.
GLEN ROSE — Two people were killed Saturday at a resort in Erath County, according to an alert from the sheriff’s office.
One of the victims at the Rough Creek Lodge near Glen Rose was a Navy Seal sniper, according to the alert.
A warning was issued for the suspect, who was believed to be driving a black Ford F-350 truck with large tires and rims.
The suspect was believed to be highly trained with military experience.
BREAKING:3 sources tell News 8 Navy sniper Chris Kyle was murdered tonight at gun range near Glen Rose. @cnnbrk
— Heath Gibson (@HeathAGibson) February 3, 2013
Man suspected of killing Chris Kyle is Eddie Routh. He was taken into custody in Lancaster.
— Sara Vanden Berge (@ETeditor) February 3, 2013
Eddie Routh, identified by news sources as the murderer, had been busted last month for DWI:
Eddie Ray Routh, 24, of Lancaster, DWI with open container, $1,500 bond.
@soopermexican KHOU is reporting suspect is another soldier he was helping who had PTSD. Other victim was suspect’s neighbor.
— Jessica Heddings (@JessicaHeddings) February 3, 2013
Here’s a video of Chris on the Conan O’Brien show, talking about his book:
Chris wrote an autobiography called “American Sniper” – if you haven’t purchased it yet, it might help his family. If there’s any way to donate to them, I’ll post that too.
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