3 Feb

“American Sniper” Chris Kyle murdered

Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL who became known as the deadliest U.S. sniper, was one of two men murdered on Saturday afternoon at a gun range in Erath County. Police have a suspect in custody.

Three sources confirmed to News 8 that Kyle — who served in every major battle during Operation Iraqi Freedom — was shot dead at a gun range at Rough Creek Lodge, 53 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

The second victim was identified early Sunday morning as 35-year-old Chad Littlefield of Midlothian.

Eddie Routh, 25, is in custody in connection with the shootings.

Investigators said Routh, a former Marine who is said to suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome, is believed to have turned his weapon on Kyle and the second victim, killing them both at point-blank range about 3:30 p.m.

An alert was issued for Routh, who was later captured after a short pursuit in Lancaster, south of Dallas.

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24 Responses to “American Sniper” Chris Kyle murdered

  1. MOS 8541 says: 1

    Got to love the excuse of PTSD for murder. Wonder how much one of the agencies paid him. Oh, this was a “targeted assassination ” ordered by the pres….just think, more to follow. Seal team 6, the original members on that mission will all be dead within the next 18 months- guaranteed.
    Do any of you remember Carlos Hathcock? ” White feather”. He died of MS

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  2. that is terrible to kill our HERO,
    if it’s a fix, they better be on guard,
    we should get more information on the killer,
    WHAT did they do to the military
    to get to that point,

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  3. retire05 says: 3

    Routh shot Kyle, and the other veteran, in the back.

    But if you want to see really disgusting, just read the comments over at Huffington Post on this story.

    Marcus Luttrell needs to watch his back.

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  4. Scott in Oklahoma says: 4

    This story leaves me speachless. As I pray for Kyle and his family, I also have to wonder how his happened. I don’t want to believe it was some kind of conspiracy, and I don’t want to believe it was solely PTSD either. I just don’t know what to believe, and I will suspicious of any story claiming to tell what happened from any source.

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  5. Bobachek says: 5

    Liberals all over the net are already using this tragic killing of an American hero as another arrow in their quiver of gun control. No condolences to his family and friends, no thanking him for his service to our nation for keeping them free to what they do, nada.
    It’s a sad day but you wouldn’t be able to tell it from the progressive opportunists amongst us. I read the mans book and it is indeed tragic that he survived so much only to be killed on American soil by an American.
    Keep Chris Kyles family in your prayers and thoughts today. I have no doubt they need it.

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  6. there is so much corruption in GOVERNMENT AND ABUSE ON AMERICANS
    THAT LIKE OBAMA SAID THE WORD REVENGE TO HIS LOYALS, THAN
    YOU KNOW IN THE CIVILIAN COMMUNICATION THE CONFLICT CREATED BY OBAMA’S REVENGE
    IS GETTING MORE VIRULENT AND IT’S A CAUSE OF DIVISION AMONG USE TO BE FRIENDS,
    ENGAGING IN A CONVERSATION STARTING CIVIL AND DEGENERATING IN COMBATIVES ACTIONS TO KILL FOR REVENGE IF THE GUY ARE ON THE OBAMA SIDE LOYAL TO ANY LIES HE TOLD THEM,
    THAT IS; IF THEY BRING A KNIFE, BRING A GUN.
    INDOCTRINATION WORK WHEN IT’S REPEATED BY SO MANY OBAMA’S MEDIAS, AFTER A TIME IT GET DEEP IN A WEAKLING JUDGEMENT, AND THOSE ARE READY TO BECOME THE ONES
    WHO FEEL THEY MUST ELIMINATE THE NON LOYALS TO OBAMA’S CAMPAIGNS OF LIES AND BLAME THE REPUBLICANS
    THE CONGRESS, THE CHURCH WHO RESIST THE ABORTION IMPOSITION BY A RUTHELESS PRESIDENT,
    WHICH KILLING IS EASY, BE IT WITH, KILLING THE CHILDREN IN THE WOMB, DRONES FOR ABROAD HE DECIDE WHO ON HIS OWN JUDGEMENT, OR USING THE YOUNG BLACKS ON THE STREETS OR USING ANY WHITES ADORING IGNORANTS TO DO THE JOB FOR HIM. AS A COMMUNITY ORGANISATION HE WORK ON AND FAIL TO ENLIGHTEN THE YOUNG BLACKS TO TURN ON GOOD MINDSET AND PRACTICE GOODNESS INSTEAD OF STEALING AND RAPING AND SHOOTING OTHER YOUNG BLACKS LIKE A THUG, AND BE PROTECTED UNPUNISH,
    AMERICANS ARE DIVIDED AS NEVER BEFORE BECAUSE OF OBAMA FAIL DECISIONS,
    no wonder there are so many signatures
    demands to impeach him. they are just begun to surface
    in the public knowledge.

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  7. MOS 8541 says: 7

    This was a planed killing, an assassination. Marcus Luttrell’s comments were disgusting, another socialist. But what can you expect from a pres’ media puppet. Expect more targeted killing from the pres, oral office.
    Wonder who will not take credit for the hit. Somewhere , Chris Kyle had to have pissed off some one.
    As I indicated to this form when bidLaden was killed, all the members of Seal 6 would be dead within two years. There are too many loose ends and the actors in these types of operatons do not survive for any length of time.

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  8. retire05 says: 8

    @MOS 8541:

    Marcus Luttrell’s comments were disgusting, another socialist.

    What the hell are you talking about? What Marcus Luttrell statements were disgusting?

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  9. Greg says: 9

    I have no idea what actually happened, but I don’t think the part post-traumatic stress disorder might have played should be automatically written off. Keeping an open mind isn’t about the shooter in this incident. It’s about other honorable warriors who struggle to cope with invisible wounds. The people we send to war really do come back sometimes with profound psychological damage. This Routh person might or might not be one of them. He’s the one who needs to be judged.

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  10. Scott in Oklahoma says: 10

    @Greg: I’m not saying PTSD should be entirely written off, I have many close friends that suffer from its effects ( I do too, a mild case comparitively). The shooter is the one to be judged, no excuses should be made.

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  11. MOS 8541
    it could have been planned , because I remember the HELICOPTER
    she just happen to be right over the launch of the what’s it call,
    and be hit, as if they knew where to position the helicopter,
    it was claim they where hint,
    and who was in the helicopter about 30 SEALS with a few AFGHANS SOLDIERS.
    BYE

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  12. MOS 8541
    FURTHERMORE we don’t know nothing of the ones rescued in BENGHASI,
    HOW MANY? AND they have something to say, are they been threatened if they talk?
    they would be more secure by talking to AMERICANS,
    NOW THEY ARE PUT IN SECRET FOR A DAM GOOD REASON TO COVERUP
    THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEAPONS BY THIS GOVERNMENT
    TOWARD ALQUAEDA INVOLVED REVOLUTION,
    BYE

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  13. Greg says: 13

    @Scott in Oklahoma, #10:

    Yeah, I got that. I just wanted to get the point out there. I was thinking about the years just after Vietnam—how post-traumatic stress disorder was sometimes used as a handy excuse, and how other times it was made to seem trivial when it shouldn’t have been.

    Just recently, there’s been that bunker hostage situation. Several stories were quick to identify the perpetrator as a Vietnam veteran, as if that fact alone might be part of some sort of explanation. He might have just as easily been identified as any number of other things. What they seemed to be implying bothered me.

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  14. retire05 says: 14

    @Greg:

    Just recently, there’s been that bunker hostage situation. Several stories were quick to identify the perpetrator as a Vietnam veteran, as if that fact alone might be part of some sort of explanation

    If you had bothered to read some of the mil-blogs, you would have learned that the guy in the Georgia hostage situation never served in Vietnam. The closest he got was Japan.

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  15. Scott in Oklahoma says: 15

    @Greg: Some of the trivialization of PTSD came from Viet Nam ERA Vets, who never actually served in combat or even in Viet Nam itself. I dealt with quite a few people like that when I was a working cop and they were f’d up homeless alcoholics using non-existant PTSD as an excuse. Once I cornered them on thier bullshit, our “relationship” often changed and sometimes for the better.

    As I said, I know a lot of legitimate PTSD sufferers, and they aren’t all military vets. Mine comes from my years of public service, seeing things up close and personal that nobody should have to witness, ever. And I am not alone, nor do I have a real bad case.

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  16. Greg says: 16

    @retire05, #14:

    He has been identified in several stories from prominent national news sources as a Vietnam vet. Consider this one, for example: Details emerge about Alabama suspect as hostage standoff goes into sixth day

    Apparently somebody likes the “crazed vet” angle. They have yet to post a correction to the story.

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  17. Greg says: 17

    @Scott in Oklahoma:

    Yep. Every offender has a ready excuse, and every inmate is innocent—even after having been found guilty. Unless, of course, taking credit wins respect in the yard.

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  18. a FOX NEWS REPORTER TALKING TO ONE OF DETECTIVE,
    SUGGESTING THE INJECTION OF CHEMICAL IN THE BUNKER,
    WHICH WAS DENIED FOR MANY ARGUMENT, AND NOT KNOWING THE LUNG POWER OF THE CHILD,
    THIS ONE MAKE ME THINK OF THE FIREFIGHTERS WHO MANY TIME RESCUE PEOPLE , AND CHILDREN, AND CATS AND DOG WHO HAD SMOKE INHALATION IN THEIR LUNG, SOME PAST OUT ALMOST DEAD and where rescued in extremist
    I think the police should consult the firefighter about smoke, and other products to be able to take control of the situation, hopefully they will before rejecting such way to end the kidnapping,
    this guy has nothing to lose nothing to gain, he is known to be radical and violent, he said he needed 2 child to the bus driver and kill to get it, he grab one before he ran to hide in his bunker,,
    I would not expect any benevolence from him, and the child is his weapon,
    when he become restless what do we think he is going to do?
    I sure hope they rethink their options,
    edit; we can assume that the old man has probably equal lung capacity than the child,

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  19. ALABAMA BOY IS RELEASE, THE SUSPECT IS OR DECEASE OR
    AFTER A BOOM HAPPEN,
    A PRESS CONFERENCE IS COMING AT FOX SOON,

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  20. Nan G says: 20

    Ron Paul made a fool of himself over Chris Kyle’s death.
    What a shameful man!

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  21. YES HE’S DEAD, AND THE BOY IS OKAY AND FREE,
    A BIG BOOM AND EVERYONE HEARD IT.
    I WONDER HOW THEY DID IT,
    I’M ANXIOUS TO KNOW,
    THANK YOU GOD

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  22. Nan G
    YES, THAT WAS A KNOCK OUT FOR HIS CAREER, IF HE HAD ANY HOPE ON THE PRESIDENCY.
    BYE

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  23. IT’s telling us they had found a way to see the man
    and they saw him holding a gun,
    they bravely moved in to get the baby,
    they put their lives at risk, on that move for sure,
    ALABAMA OFFICERS OF THE LAW AND THE FBI ON THAT CASE,
    WE THANK YOU, WE SALUTE YOUR COURAGE AND EXPERTISE
    YOU SHOWED YOUR PATIENCE AND PRECISION ON ENDING THAT DANGEROUS CASE,
    YOU DID A FANTASTIC JOB, AND BRAVELY RISK YOUR LIVES.
    WE ADMIRE YOU ALL ALWAYS.
    AND SO HAPPY FOR THE PARENTS TO RECOVER THEIR CHILD,
    THEY MUST HAVE GONE TO HELL WORRYING ALL THIS TIME
    BEST TO YOU, YOU ARE IN GOOD HANDS WITH YOUR POLICE THERE

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  24. Nan G
    is it RON PAUL?
    I THOUGHT IT WAS RAND,
    GLAD TO KNOW IT’S NOT RAND PAUL,
    I LIKE HIM

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