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Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Ex-SEAL and Author

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GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities say a man has been charged with murder in the deaths of former Navy SEAL and author Chris Kyle and another man at a Texas gun range.

Sgt. Lonny Haschel with Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release Sunday that 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh of Lancaster was arraigned Saturday on two counts of capital murder.

Haschel said Erath County deputies responded to a shooting at the Rough Creek Lodge at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday and found the bodies of 38-year-old Chris Kyle and 35-year-old Chad Littlefield.

Police said they believe Routh shot the two men at about 3:30 p.m. and fled. Routh was found at about 8 p.m. Saturday at his residence in Lancaster, police said.

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  • shawnm2

    The irony here is astounding….

  • shawnm2

    The irony here is astounding

  • Samuel

    Kyle was a hero. He quietly did his job and did what he was told to, he was a sniper. So successful that the enemies of the USA had a bounty on his head. He didn’t define himself as a killer, nor will he every be remembered as one. He was a soldier who saved many, many more lives than he took. He saved his friends and those who are now slandering his name guaranteed of their first amendment right…in part, by Kyle.
    He owned Kraft International which trained many people to protect themselves. He even trained teachers in the use of weapons to defend themselves in Texas where the Second Amendment doesn’t have “ZONES”. He helped so many people, open your eyes to how we all fit into the big picture. He’s no less important than anyone else. If you are looking down on him because of his job…than you deserve the same treatment.
    He will be missed by a wife and two kids. But his friends will celebrate him as a standard by which they want to rise to.