Chris Kyle is shot dead in Texes. Chris Kyl was the author of Navy SEAL and American Sniper. He was shot dead at a Texas gun range. He was only 38. Kyl was found dead in Rough Creek Lodge at Glen Rose which is just 50 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
His books like are American Sniper was among the popular book till now and is regarded as the best selling book. Till now, the motive of shooting has not been discovered yet.
Chris Kyle Funneral will be here. RIP Chris Kyle.
On February 2, 2013, Kyle and a companion, Chad Littlefield, were shot and killed at the Rough Creek Ranch-Lodge-Resort shooting range in Erath County, Texas. Both men were armed with .45-caliber 1911-style pistols when they were killed, but neither gun had been unholstered or fired. The safety catches were still on. Kyle was killed with a .45-caliber pistol, while Littlefield was shot with a 9mm SIG Sauer handgun. Both guns belonged to Kyle.
The shooter was Eddie Ray Routh, a 25-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran from Lancaster, Texas. Kyle and Littlefield had reportedly taken Routh to the gun range in an effort to help him with his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Routh had been in and out of mental hospitals for at least two years and had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. His family also said he suffered from PTSD from his time in the military. After the killings, Routh went to his sister’s house inMidlothian and told her what he had done. His sister, Laura Blevins, called 9-1-1 and told the emergency operator: “They went out to a shooting range… Like, he’s all crazy. He’s fucking psychotic.” Local police captured Routh after a short freeway chase, which ended when Routh, who fled the scene in Kyle’s Ford F-350 truck, crashed into a police cruiser in Lancaster.
A memorial service was held for Kyle at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on February 11, 2013. Kyle was buried on February 12, 2013, at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, after a funeral procession from Midlothian to Austin, stretching more than 200 miles (320 km). Hundreds of people lined Interstate 35 to view the procession and pay their final respects to Kyle.
Routh was arraigned February 2, 2013, on two counts of capital murder and was taken to the Erath County Jail for holding under a $3 million bond. His trial was set to begin May 5, 2014, but was delayed to allow more time to comply with DNA testing requirements. The trial began on February 11, 2015.
On February 24, 2015, Routh was found guilty of the deaths of Kyle and Littlefield with the jury returning the verdict in under three hours of deliberations. The trial judge, Jason Cashon, immediately sentenced Routh to life in prison with no possibility of parole.