Devin Patrick Kelley of San Antonio identified as the Texas church shooter that left 20 hurt and 26 dead, including Annabelle, the 14-year-old daughter of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs Pastor Frank Pomeroy. Dressed in combat gear, he walked into the church and opened fire at about 11:15 a.m.
Kelley was killed after a brief foot chase into Guadalupe County, Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Robert Murphy said. It is not clear if Kelley shot himself or was killed by one of the officers.
The Daily Beast: “U.S. official tells The Daily Beast. Kelley, 26, was a resident of New Braunfels, a suburb of San Antonio, according to public records. Kelley was married and Kelley’s mother-in-law listed a P.O. box in Sutherland Springs as a mailing address. San Antonio police reportedly raided Kelley’s home on Sunday evening. On a now-deleted Facebook account, Kelley recently displayed an AR-15 style gun, ABC News reports.”
According to Everipedia, Devin Patrick Kelley, worked in the U.S. Air Force with logistics and supply. He was dishonorably discharged from the military. Kelley, who is married, briefly volunteered as a bible school teacher at Kingsville First Baptist Church, where he taught 4-6 year old children.
Kelley was court martialed in 2012 for an assault on his wife and child, sentenced with bad-conduct discharge, 12 months confinement and two rank reductions. He was discharged from the Air Force in 2014. Domestic violence is the most conspicuous common denominator for many mass shooters.