Devin Patrick Kelley: The Texas Church Shooter
Devin Patrick Kelley is the name of the man responsible for the shooting massacre at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday morning.
At least 26 people were killed, ranging in ages from five to seventy-two years old.
During the attack, he was dressed in all black and was wearing a ballistic vest.
Kelley died following a short police pursuit. It is not immediately clear whether he was killed by a local resident or if he shot himself.
Martin: "We don't know if it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound or if [suspect] was shot by a local resident who engaged him in gunfire." pic.twitter.com/bIJvSNHbhD
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 5, 2017
His victims include Annabelle Pomeroy, the 14-year-old daughter of First Baptist Church’s Pastor Frank Pomeroy.
Kelley is reported to have received a diploma from New Braunfels High School. He served in the US Air Force for a few years before being discharged for spousal abuse.
In 2013, he briefly volunteered as a Bible teacher for young children.
Earlier, an employee at a convenience store near the church had apparently misidentified the shooter during a live news interview. She said she had heard neighbors say it was another man named Chris Ward.