The suspect behind the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, TX on Sunday was identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, a 26-year old Air Force veteran.
NEW: Authorities have preliminarily identified TX church shooter as white male in his mid-20s from outside San Antonio, sources tell @ABC.
— ABC News (@ABC) November 5, 2017
The shooting led to at least 20 deaths and many more injured, and witnesses said Kelley showed up at the church in “full gear” Sunday morning and that the incident was over within seconds. The incident is one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history.
A now-deleted Facebook profile believed to be linked to Kelley — who was killed after a police chase into a neighboring county in the aftermath of the attack, though it’s not clear if he killed himself or was killed by police — featured a photo of an AR-15 style rifle with the caption, “she’s a bad bitch.” The photo was posted days before the shooting. Public records reveal that Kelley was also married and he is pictured alongside a baby in his Facebook profile picture.
Kelley, of New Braunfels, TX — a San Antonio suburb — served in the Air Force from 2009-2013 and was a summer Bible study teacher for a short time after, his LinkedIn profile shows.
It’s been reported that Kelley’s now-deleted social media was being “scrubbed” by authorities, though this is unconfirmed.
Authorities are now scrubbing his social media; on Facebook in recent days, he showed off an AR-15 style-looking gun.
— Mike Levine (@MLevineReports) November 5, 2017
Here it is…. This is white terrorism. pic.twitter.com/TCNLJKj0Mz
— Emerson Bryant (@emersonhbryant) November 5, 2017