Records show suspected Texas gunman had ties to Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —  We're learning more about the suspected Texas shooter, who apparently had ties to Colorado Springs.

Records show the suspected church gunman, 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley, once lived on West Colorado Avenue near 31st Street. He registered to vote there as an unaffiliated voter on November 13, 2014, according to the Denver Post.

According to an Air Force spokeswoman, Kelley was a member of the Air Force and served at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico from 2010 until his discharge. Air Force officials said Kelley was court-martialed in 2012 for two counts of assault on his spouse and their child. He received a bad conduct discharge and 12 months in confinement.

Authorities haven't said what may have motivated the suspected shooter.

Before the shooting, authorities said, he was apparently seen crossing the street from a gas station. He began shooting before going inside the church. According to law enforcement, the shooter was using a rifle, and additional firearms were found inside his car.

The suspect was also apparently chased by someone who lived nearby, who law enforcement said used a rifle to engage him. Authorities found him dead inside his car.


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