We’re learning more about the shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, and some disturbing information is emerging.
The 26-year old has been called ‘creepy,’ ‘crazy,’ ‘weird,’ and ‘depressed’ by various people on social media that knew him.
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Unlike Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, Devin Kelley had a social media presence.
Many people that knew him are coming forward to paint a picture of who this guy actually was.
1. Former classmates describe him as ‘creepy’, ‘crazy’, and ‘weird’.
Nava added to DailyMail.com: ‘I went to school with him. We had a few conversations here and there. It’s not something I expected from him.
‘He was an outcast but not a loner. He was popular among other outcast. I haven’t spoke to him since high school.’
Another former classmate, who asked to remain anonymous, told DailyMail.com: ‘I grew up going to school with him… Always creeped me out and was different.‘
2. He ‘preached atheism’ rather aggressively online.
Nina Rose Nava, who went to school with the gunman, wrote on Facebook: ‘In (sic) in complete shock! I legit just deleted him off my fb cause I couldn’t stand his post.
‘He was always talking about how people who believe in God we’re stupid and trying to preach his atheism‘
Christopher Leo Longoria replied: ‘I removed him off FB for those same reasons! He was being super nagtive (sic) all the timd (sic).’
Michael Goff added: ‘He was weird but never that damn weird, always posting his atheist sh** like Nina wrote, but damn he always posted pics of him and his baby – crazy.’
3. He went into the Air Force right out of high school.
Patrick Boyce, who attended New Braunfels High School with the killer, told DailyMail.com: ‘He had a kid or two, fairly normal, but kinda quiet and lately seemed depressed.
‘He was the first atheist I met. He went Air Force after high school, got discharged but I don’t know why.
‘I was just shocked [to hear the news]. Still haven’t quite processed how he could have done that.’
4. He was dishonorably discharged from the Air Force because of domestic violence against his first wife and child.
Divorce records show he was also married once before to a Tessa K Kelley. Kelley and his other wife divorced in 2012 – the same year that he was court-martialed for domestic violence.
Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said Kelley was court-martialed on one count of assault on his spouse and another count of assault on their child. He was sentenced to 12 months’ confinement, a reduction in rank and was discharged for bad conduct two years later.
Generally, someone dishonorably discharged is prohibited from purchasing or carrying firearms. It has not yet been determined if that was the case for Kelley.
5. His LinkedIn account shows that he taught Bible studies at Kingsville First Baptist Church after his court-martial.
Kelley then volunteered as a teacher for Bible studies at Kingsville First Baptist Church, according to his LinkedIn which shows him posing which a young child.
This is rather odd. If some of the people that knew him knew he was an atheist, why was he teaching Bible studies?
Or was he playing at being a believer?
It just goes to show that we need to know those that labor among us.
6. He was a licensed security guard.
He was reportedly employed by Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort in New Braunfels and licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety as a security guard at the time of the shooting.
Because the background checks to be a licensed security guard in Texas requires fingerprints, it would have been revealed if Kelley could or could not carry a weapon.
7. He walked into the church in tactical gear.
Kelley walked into the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on Sunday, dressed in black, tactical gear with a ballistics belt and an assault rifle, and began shooting, according to local law enforcement sources.
It was also reported that he wore a mask with a skull on it and walked through the church shooting people.
8. He had a connection to the First Baptist Church.
Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackett told the Today show Monday morning that Devin Patrick Kelley’s ex in-laws attended the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, where he unleashed a firestorm of bullets during Sunday morning service.
It was previously reported that Kelley’s wife Danielle was a former teacher at the school, and that her mother Michelle was a parishoner.
But the sheriff’s revelation that it was his ex in-laws who attended the church indicates that he and Danielle may have had a falling out.
According to the recent press conference, there was a domestic situation that involved his mother-in-law and he had sent threatening messages to her.
9. He lived with his wife and children at his parents’ home.
Neighbor Mark Moravitz told ABC News that Kelley lived at his parents’ home in New Braunfels with his wife and child. Moravitz said that he would sometimes hear gunshots coming for near the house late at night.
Marriage records show the two tied the knot in Comal County, Texas on April 4, 2014, when Kelley was 23 and his bride was 19.
10: He had four weapons that he had purchased after his discharge.
Investigators are still looking into this to determine if he should have been able to purchase the guns legally after his court-martial.
He recently posted a photo of an AR-15-style gun with the caption, ‘She’s a bad b-tch’
Source: Daily Mail
You can expect the anti 2-A crowd will point to this tragedy for gun control.
They already are.
The men and women in law enforcement that serve and protect us are commendable, but the response time means that they don’t get there when the bullets are flying.
Are you willing to wait 20 minutes for the police to show up?
It’s an issue that needs to be discussed within our churches and addressed by our church leaders.
We need some righteous badassery in the church to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our brothers and sisters in Christ from the preventable evil in this world.
We need to Obey Jesus.
Including what he said in Luke 22:36.
He [Jesus] said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.
– The Holy Bible, English Standard Version
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