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Texas police hold suspect in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL Chris Kyle
The La Times ^ | 2/3/13 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Posted on 02/03/2013 9:54:13 AM PST by An Old Man

Houston—

Dallas-area police have arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting Saturday of former Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and a second man at a north Texas shooting range

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; chriskyle; chriskylemurder; hero; murdered; routh
Travis

I am sorry for your loss

Semper Fi An Old Man

1 posted on 02/03/2013 9:54:19 AM PST by An Old Man
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To: An Old Man

SEE PHOTO HERE of Eddie Ray Routh


2 posted on 02/03/2013 10:04:22 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: An Old Man
Damn! What a tragedy! My prayers with his family and the SOF community.

De Oppresso LIber

3 posted on 02/03/2013 10:06:25 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: onyx

Several more photos of the shooter on this thread. I pulled them off his girlfriend’s facebook page before she took it down.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2984764/posts


4 posted on 02/03/2013 10:11:38 AM PST by mnehring
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To: An Old Man

Just all around tragic.


5 posted on 02/03/2013 10:13:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: mnehring

GOOD on you and thanks very much for the link.


6 posted on 02/03/2013 10:15:35 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: An Old Man
Other threads if anyone is interested in the comments there on:

Author of "American Sniper" among the dead at Rough Creek (CHRIS KYLE MURDERED!)

Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Killed at Shooting Range; Suspect Arrested

Chris Kyle, Another Brother Lost

Renowned Navy SEAL Sniper Shot Dead At Texas Gun Range

Chris Kyle, record-holding sniper as Navy SEAL, killed in double slaying at Erath County gun range

7 posted on 02/03/2013 10:17:03 AM PST by deport
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To: onyx

I am thinking the one on the site you posted must be several years older. The ones on her site were very new (the first one I posted was from New Years.) and he appears a lot thinner now. I wonder where they got that one from?


8 posted on 02/03/2013 10:17:52 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

I have no idea. That’s the UK Daily Mail. We can’t post their photos.


9 posted on 02/03/2013 10:20:18 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: An Old Man
I wonder if the shooter remembers anything.

*cough* Manchurian Candidate *cough*

10 posted on 02/03/2013 10:27:47 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: An Old Man

This was an assassination. I have never heard of such a murder occuring before, and suddenly - it’s Chris freakin’ Kyle??? TOO f-ing “random”.


11 posted on 02/03/2013 10:29:01 AM PST by montag813
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Kyle helped start the nonprofit FITCO Cares, which provides at-home fitness equipment for emotionally and physically wounded veterans. Travis Cox, the organization's director and friend of Kyle's, spoke with the AP on Sunday morning.

"What I know is Chris and a gentleman -- great guy, I knew him well, Chad Littlefield -- took a veteran out shooting who was struggling with PTSD to try to assist him, try to help him, try to, you know, give him a helping hand and he turned the gun on both of them, killing them," Cox said. Routh then took Kyle's truck and fled, he said.

Littlefield was Kyle's neighbor and "workout buddy," Cox said. He was a gentle, kind-hearted man who often called or emailed Cox with ideas for events or fundraisers to help veterans.

"Chris was literally the type of guy if you were a veteran and needed help he'd help you," Cox said. "And from my understanding that's what happened here. I don't know how he came in contact with this gentleman, but I do know that it was not through the foundation.

"It was just two great guys with Chad and Chris trying to help out a veteran in need and making time out of their day to help him. And to give him a hand. And unfortunately this thing happened."

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Booking photo


12 posted on 02/03/2013 10:31:28 AM PST by deport
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To: deport

The scruffy beard makes me suspicious about this guy’s religious affiliations.


13 posted on 02/03/2013 11:12:42 AM PST by skeeter
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To: montag813

I’ve been thinking “too random” too. How many minutes will it be before we see someone from the gun control crowd offering it up as “proof” that “nobody is safe from gun violence”.


14 posted on 02/03/2013 11:45:04 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: skeeter

I agree about the beard. Home-grown muslim, probably.


15 posted on 02/03/2013 1:05:06 PM PST by matthew fuller (Fast and Furious fizzled- Enter Sandy Hook.)
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To: skeeter
The scruffy beard makes me suspicious about this guy’s religious affiliations.

You never know when one of those Amish will run wild.....

16 posted on 02/03/2013 1:06:39 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: matthew fuller

I agree about the beard. Home-grown muslim, probably.


In that case it will be determined that it was workplace violence.


17 posted on 02/03/2013 2:58:41 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: An Old Man

The conspiracy morons need an adult time out. From my time in the USMC early 80s I can remember some of the Vietnam vets who had PTSS, and a couple would basically have insane meltdowns. Even Carlos Hathcock a legend could not control his meltdowns and could not make his 20. And no IMO putting a weapon in their hands would not have been a good idea.


18 posted on 02/03/2013 3:05:03 PM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: jiggyboy
Chris Wallace already did this on Fox News Sunday to Wayne LaPierre.
19 posted on 02/03/2013 3:10:14 PM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: Hotlanta Mike
"In that case it will be determined that it was workplace violence. "

I was going to reply "And not tried until beyond 2017" but I don't think the federales have jurisdiction on this one, the state of Texas does.

20 posted on 02/03/2013 5:37:10 PM PST by matthew fuller (Fast and Furious fizzled- Enter Sandy Hook.)
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To: junta
You are right on.

Semper Fi

An Old Man

21 posted on 02/03/2013 5:50:23 PM PST by An Old Man (IMPEACH>>>IMPEACH>>>IMPEACH)
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To: matthew fuller
I don't think the federales have jurisdiction on this one, the state of Texas does.

You are right, there is no Federal statute against murder. Denying someone there civil rights, yes, murder, no...

Regards,
GtG

22 posted on 02/03/2013 6:12:37 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: An Old Man; Travis McGee

My sincere condolences, FRiends...

I’m grappling with a lib about this ... do we know whether there were any others at the range when this happened, and if so, were they close by when Chris and Chad were murdered?

I am heartsick over this...


23 posted on 02/03/2013 8:34:44 PM PST by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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