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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:09 PM

Alleged shooter of Navy SEAL Tasered after being aggressive with jailers

Alleged shooter of Navy SEAL Tasered after being aggressive with jailers


Former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, who survived four deployments in Iraq and was the deadliest sharpshooter in American history, was killed Saturday not in combat, but by a fellow veteran he was trying to help, authorities said.

Investigators say Eddie Ray Routh, a 25-year-old Iraq war veteran and Marine, shot Kyle and Chad Littlefield of Midlothian on Saturday at a Rough Creek Lodge and Resort shooting range, about 50 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

Kyle, a Texas native and decorated veteran who wrote the best-selling autobiography American Sniper, spent much of his time helping veterans, including many with post-traumatic stress disorder. Routh’s mother, a schoolteacher, may have contacted Kyle to help her son, said Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant at a Sunday news conference.

“We have an idea that that’s why they were at the range, for some kind of therapy that Mr. Kyle assists people with,” Bryant said. He couldn’t confirm if Routh had post-traumatic stress disorder or was on medication.

Routh was arrested Saturday night and faces two counts of capital murder. His bond was set at $3 million. He had not confessed, and his motive remained unknown, police said.

Erath County jailers used a Taser on Routh on Sunday night after he became aggressive, Bryant said.

After dinner, Routh refused to give guards his tray. When jailers tried to get it, Routh “was trying to attack them,” he said.

Routh was placed in a restraint chair in his solitary cell. He is on suicide watch. Threats have been made against Routh, Bryant said.


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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:38 PM

1. Edited for Subject Line..

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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:22 PM

2. Will this guy play the sniper in the movie about him?

 

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