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TEXAS CHURCH MASSACRE: ‘Creepy’ Atheist Was Stopped by Armed Citizen

Posted on | November 6, 2017 | 4 Comments

Atheist murderer Devin Kelley (left); Texas hero Stephen Willeford (right).

Crucial facts about the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, are beginning to emerge. The perpetrator, 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley, was given a bad-conduct discharge from the Air Force three years ago after he assaulted his wife and infant child in 2012. Acquaintances of Kelley told the Daily Mail that he was “creepy,” “crazy” and “weird,” with a habit of posting atheist rants online. In interviews this morning, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said that Kelley had been denied a state permit to carry a weapon, and Abbott also said he believes the investigation will show that the Sutherland Springs church was not a target that Kelley chose at random. The Daily Beast reported Sunday that Kelley’s estranged wife’s mother listed a Sutherland Springs address, which seemed to indicate a motive of personal revenge.

The slaughter at the church was stopped by an armed citizen:

Two quick-thinking locals have been hailed as heroes for stopping the man responsible for the worst ever mass shooting in Texas which left 26 dead.
Stephen Willeford, 55, confronted gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, when he was leaving First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, wounding him, before he and Johnnie Langendorff, 27, chased him in a car after he fled.
During the 95mph car chase, Kelley lost control of his vehicle and ran off the road, before shooting himself in the head. He called his father shortly before to say he had been shot and didn’t think he was going to make it.
Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Director Freeman Martin said Willeford ran out his home barefoot with his rifle and ‘engaged the suspect’. . . .
Willeford, a local plumber with no military experience, is however an excellent shot . . . and when he came face to face with Kelley, he shot in between his body armor, hitting him in his side.
At this point Langendorff . . . came across the exchange of fire.
When Kelley dropped his Ruger assault rifle and fled in an SUV, Willeford came up to Langendorff and hopped in his truck.
‘The neighbor with the rifle came to my truck and he opened my door and said, “He shot up the church”, and got in, Langendorff told Good Morning America. ‘He said, “Chase him” so that’s what I did. I just chase him.’ . . .
Langendorff told KSAT 12 that he’d been speeding at 95mph, while on the phone to dispatch, while Willeford kept his rifle trained on the gunman’s car.
As they approached a sharp curve in the road, near the 307 and 539, he said Kelley appeared to lose control and his car swerved off the road.
‘That’s when I put the truck in park,’ he said. ‘The other gentleman jumped out, and had his rifle on him. He didn’t move after that.’
Kelley was already dead when they found him inside his vehicle having shot himself dead. Police revealed during a press conference on Monday that the gunman called his father to let him know he had been shot and he didn’t think he was going to make it.
‘At this time we believe that he had a self-inflicted gunshot wound,’ Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told CBS News on Monday.

We can expect to learn more about the gunman’s background and motive in the coming days, while Democrats demand new gun-control laws, but the reality here is that the Good Guy with a gun stopped the Bad Guy with a gun, and what Democrats want is to disarm the Good Guys.