Devin P. Kelley, who was court martialed from the U.S. Air Force, was identified as the gunman who walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday morning and murdered at least 25 people, wounding many more.
The shooter’s name was reported through sources by The New York Times and CBS News; the latter gave his name as Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, and said the Air Force court martial occurred only three years ago. Although the motive was not yet clear, the gunman’s background included religious school work, but he’d also liked pages devoted to atheism. The shooter, who is dead, left behind disturbing social media posts, including a Facebook page that showed off a rifle, calling it a “bad b*t*h.”
At least 20 people were killed and 30 injured in a Texas church shooting Sunday morning, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
The alleged shooter is dead, and it appears there is no longer an active threat at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, about 40 miles southeast of San Antonio, police told ABC News.
aA person who said she works at a gas station across the street from the church told ABC News she heard rapid gunfire at around 11:15 a.m., leading congregants from the church as well as customers at the station to run inside for cover.“We heard several shots and we all started running inside the store,” she said.
“It lasted about 15 seconds. I yelled, ‘Get down! Get inside!’ and we all went into hiding,” said the woman, who said she is 49 but declined to give her name.
She said the gas station locked its doors. "We have not reopened,” she said.
She then that within minutes of the gunfire, emergency personnel had arrived at the scene.
“There were officers that were checking the wounded in here were asking them questions,” she said.
The FBI and ATF were headedto the scene, and at least six people from the church were taken to Connally Memorial Center in nearby Floresville for treatment.
By Sunday afternoon, police had formed a perimeter around the white clapboard church and flooded its grounds with emergency and police vehicles, according to KSAT.
Multiple people shot inside Texas church 01:43(CNN)The FBI is responding to the scene of a reported shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, according to Michelle Lee, spokeswoman for the FBI's San Antonio field office.
Local police also have responded to the scene, which occurred at the First Baptist Church, a witness told CNN. The witness, a cashier at a gas station across the street from the church, said she heard about 20 shots being fired in quick succession while a church service was underway.
Sutherland Springs is about 30 miles east of San Antonio.Developing story - more to come
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was killed while conducting a traffic stop on the shoulder of Interstate 35 in Temple.
DPS trooper killed in I-35 accident in TempleNov 4, 2017 A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was killed in a pedestrian-vehicle accident during an Interstate 35 traffic stop Saturday, officials said.
The trooper — who was not immediately identified — was struck by a pickup truck on the highway shoulder at about 3:05 p.m. in the 6400 block of southbound I-35. The incident occurred just north of the Temple DPS office.
DPS Sgt. Dave Roberts said the trooper was taken to Scott & White Medical Center-Temple, where he was pronounced dead.
Roberts said a news release about the trooper is forthcoming.
About a dozen DPS vehicles remained parked outside the emergency entrance at the hospital hours after the trooper died.
The trooper’s vehicle was on fire when a Temple Fire & Rescue unit arrived at 3:12 p.m., spokesman Thomas Pechal said.
Roberts said the truck struck the rear of the trooper’s marked DPS vehicle before crashing.
Firefighters used foam to extinguish it, and gave medical care to four people, including the trooper, involved in the crash.
The driver of a blue Mazda was also taken to Scott & White in unknown condition, said Pechal.
Scott Taylor of Marble Falls, and his fiancée, Carmen Bridges, were occupants of a white 2017 Chevrolet truck and said the accident occurred while they on their way home from Corsicana.
“We have no idea what happened,” he said. “We were in the left lane. As far as I know that was the last thing I remember, then us rolling.”
“I didn’t even know we hit a car,” Taylor said.
Both of them had chest pains, he said, but they didn’t want to leave their Chihuahua puppy, Faith. They lost track of their other dog, Jackson, a brindle mastiff-boxer mix.
“We were grateful,” he said. “The airbags saved our lives.”
“It seemed like our truck was completely surrounded when we landed,” he said. “There were people everywhere.”
Check your Bible it skips these Numbers!
Tamar Braxton's Mother No Longer Silent !"Keep Your Hands Off My Child ! Stop Before He Hurts Her or Kills Her."
"Keep Your Hands Off My Child ! Stop Before He Hurts Her or Kills Her."
I Love Vince But I Don't Want Him To Kill My Child!"
Her statement, on camera, when asked if she had anything to say to her Son in Law.
"It's as simple as that, Stop." " I think he needs to go get counseling, I really do, before someone gets killed.
We stand in agreement that no harm shall come to anyone.
Apparently No one told them how disrespectful this is. If you take a look at their Facebook page you will see the nasty comments aimed at those offended. here is their facebook page
There are articles, social media posts and inboxes everywhere about the EMS "drill' that the Department of Defense says will take place, November 4th - 6th. Some believe this some kind of weather altering weapon. The kind of weapon that some believe created Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey and is purposely scheduled to interfere with the upcoming protest by ANTIFA.
I simply say keep your hearts and minds set on the things of God. The Babylonians attempted to build a tower to God, And we all know how that worked out.
Is this the days of darkness promised?
Will Everything will go dark effecting even landlines and cell phones...
An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is an intense burst of electromagnetic (EM) energy caused by an abrupt, rapid acceleration of charged particles, usually electron s. An EMP can contain energy components over a large part of the EM spectrum , from very-low-frequency ( VLF ) radio to ultraviolet ( UV ) wavelengths.
“This exercise will begin with a national massive coronal mass ejection event which will impact the national power grid as well as all forms of traditional communication, including landline telephone, cellphone, satellite, and Internet connectivity,” Army MARS Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY, announced