The gunman suspected of killing
26 people at a southeast Texas church has been identified as Devin
Patrick Kelley, according to U.S. media reports.
News reported that the shooter was identified as Kelley, a 26-year-old
white male from the city of New Braunfels in Comal County, Texas, less than an hour’s drive from Sutherland Springs,
where the shooting occurred. The news outlet cited unnamed federal and state
law enforcement sources.
Press reported that an official who wasn’t authorized to speak about the
investigation revealed the suspect’s name.
confirmed that the shooter was killed on the scene, but haven’t publicly named
Philadelphia also identified Kelley by name, and reported that police
were working to search his home.
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A LinkedIn profile
believed to be the suspect’s suggested that he may have had a military
background, according to ABC News. A U.S. Air Force spokesperson said
Kelley was discharged from the Air Force for allegedly assaulting his wife and
spokeswoman, Ann Stefanek, said Sunday that Devin Kelley was sentenced to 12
months’ confinement after a 2012 court-martial. He ultimately received a bad
conduct discharge and reduction in rank. She said Kelley served in Logistics
Readiness at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico from 2010 until his
At the address
listed for Kelley in New Braunfels, two sheriff’s vans were parked outside and
police officers stood at the gate of a cattle fence surrounding the property.
Law enforcement officials gathered at the property declined to comment on why
they were there. Several messages left for his relatives went unreturned
Authorities haven’t shared
details about how the shooting unfolded, or the suspect’s motivations.