Chris Kyle died in Texas today, shot by another highly trained military operative.
I watched Kyle being interviewed on Fox a few months ago for his book “American Sniper”. During the interview he discussed punching former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura in the face for talking trash about the SEALs. He came across as a no-nonsense guy, who hated Obama, but loved his country.
Kyle was feared by the Taliban, earning the nickname of “the devil of Ramadi” by insurgents, and “America’s deadliest sniper” at home.
He survived having a Taliban reward on his head, yet he's shot dead in America?
I'll reserve judgement, but something smells fishy about this shooting.
Our prayers go out to his family and his two children. RIP.
Former Navy SEAL and bestselling author of the book “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History” Chris Kyle was killed at the Rough Creek Lodge in Texas Saturday, NBC DFW reports.
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 reportedly captured in Lancaster, south of Dallas. The suspect was believed to be highly trained with military experience.Reports indicate the suspect actually took off in Kyle’s car and, according to KHOU, officials said the second victim was the suspect’s neighbor.
Lancaster police later confirmed that the suspect Eddie Ray Routh was arrested Saturday night and is expected to be charged with murder. A spokesman for Lancaster police said officers flagged Routh and took him into custody at Interstate 35 and Camp Wisdom Road after a brief chase.
Blaze Front Page Editor Jon Seidl spent time on the same ranch this fall and describes it as a sprawling, secluded area “in the middle of nowhere.” He recalls there being several shooting stations. It is also the host site in December for the annual Spartan adventure race.
The website’s description reads:
No matter what your individual style, Rough Creek Lodge and Resort is a “have-it-all” place for our “want-it-all” guests.
Rough Creek Lodge , Resort and Dallas Conference Center is nestled on 11,000 acres in the foothills of the picturesque Texas Hill Country. Located 90 minutes southwest of Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, our exquisite grounds boast 57 stylish guestrooms and suites, 4 exclusive cabins, and 2 opulent guest houses. Our Dallas lodging is finely decorated with sophisticated fabric, furniture and artwork to create a feel of rustic elegance for our guests.
Kyle was well-known both in his field and by the media, earning the nickname of “the devil of Ramadi” by insurgents, and “America’s deadliest sniper” at home.
Kyle served four tours of duty in Iraq and had 160 kills as a Navy SEAL, NBC DFW reports. He is married and the father of two.
He also weighed in on the gun control debate currently rocking the nation for SHOT Show 2013.
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