Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Ex-SEAL/Author

6 years 10 months 1 week ago Sunday, February 03 2013 Feb 3, 2013 Sunday, February 03, 2013 11:57:00 AM CST February 03, 2013 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) -- Texas authorities say a man has been charged with murder in the deaths of former Navy SEAL and author Chris Kyle and another man at a Texas gun range.

Sgt. Lonny Haschel with Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release Sunday that 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh of Lancaster was arraigned Saturday on two counts of capital murder.

Haschel said Erath County deputies responded to a shooting at the Rough Creek Lodge at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday and found the bodies of 38-year-old Chris Kyle and 35-year-old Chad Littlefield.

Police said they believe Routh shot the two men at about 3:30 p.m. and fled. Routh was found at about 8 p.m. Saturday at his residence in Lancaster, police said.

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