November 6, 2017
New details are emerging about the gunman who opened fire in a Texas church, killing at least 26 people and injuring 20 others.
Reports reveal shooter Devin Kelley’s in-laws attended First Baptist Church, but were not present during the shooting.
Officials say the 26-year-old was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who received a “bad conduct” discharge after charges of assault against his spouse and their child.
Meanwhile, Texas police conducted a raid in his San Antonio home Sunday, searching for explosives and firearms.
Authorities say he was wearing a bullet-proof vest and was armed with a rifle when he began shooting as he approached the church.
A local resident grabbed his personal rifle and engaged with the suspect who then dropped his weapon and fled.
Kelley was later found dead in his vehicle after a brief chase.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke out about the massacre, and ordered flags to fly at half-staff across the state.
President Trump and Governor Abbot have spoken with each other about the attack.
The president has expressed his condolences, and said he is monitoring the situation from Japan.
Hundreds of people gathered Sunday night near the church for a vigil in honor of the victims of the shooting.