Chris Kyle, record-holding sniper as Navy SEAL, killed in double slaying at Erath County gun range
Officials have identified that second victim of a fatal shooting at Rough Creek Lodge and Resort in Erath County, which killed former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.
Chad Littlefield, 35, of Midlothian was identified as the other victim on early Sunday morning. Kyle, 38, and Littlefield were at the gun range on Saturday afternoon for charity event on behalf of Kyle's Dallas-based security firm Craft International, when they were shot and killed.
Kyle, who wrote the best-selling book American Sniper
, held the record for the number of kills by an American sniper. The Pentagon has confirmed more than 150 of his kills. The previous record was 109. For his service, Kyle was awarded two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars with Valor. His autobiography, American Sniper
, was released last year.
Lancaster police said late Saturday they had arrested Eddie Ray Routh, 25, as a suspect in the double slaying. Routh has been arraigned on two counts of capital murder, according to Texas Department of Public Safety. ...
... Investigators said that Routh, a former Marine who sources said is believed to suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome, shot Kyle and the second victim at point-blank range. ...