Kyle was shot point-blank while helping another soldier who was recovering from post traumatic stress syndrome, officials said. The murders happened at a shooting range near the town of Glen Rose, about 53 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
The Erath County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert for the arrest of the suspect, who was later identified as Eddie Routh, 25. Officials warned that Routh was traveling in a Ford F-150 pickup with large tires and rims. They said he was believed to be highly trained with military experience.
Routh was reportedly later captured in Lancaster, south of Dallas.
Investigators believe Routh, a former Marine, turned his weapon on Kyle and the second victim before fleeing the scene.
Kyle had moved over and started a training company, Craft International specializing in long range, AR, and pistol courses. He also was heavily involved in giving back to service members coming back with PTSD, wounded warriors and others at the range he used.
Kyle was a true hero, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all those at Craft.
Rest in Peace Kyle and know you will be missed.