"Responsible" expert sniper put gun in the hand of his own murder
GLEN ROSE — Two people were killed Saturday at a gun range in Erath County.
Three sources tell News 8 that one of the victims was Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the New York Times bestselling book, "American Sniper."
Kyle was shot point-blank while helping another soldier who is recovering from post traumatic stress syndrome, News 8 learned.
An alert was issued for the suspect, who was believed to be driving a black Ford F-350 truck with large tires and rims.
Police have reportedly captured the suspect in Lancaster, south of Dallas. The suspect was believed to be highly trained with military experience
The shooting location is 53 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
"American Sniper" was published last year, and details Kyle's 150-plus kills of insurgents from 1999 to 2009. The book's cover refers to Kyle as "the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history," with 160 confirmed kills.
Kyle, 39, was born in Odessa, Texas and was using a rifle at the age of 8, according to his book.
He served four tours of duty in Iraq and was twice wounded by gunfire.
Kyle left the Navy in 2009 and was president of Craft International, which provides training to military and law enforcement professionals.