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Chris Kyle Shot And Killed By Fellow Military Veteran

February 03, 2013 09:51 AM by Lisa Princ

Chris Kyle wowed us with his skills on the first season of NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes, where he and his partner, Dean Cain made it into the finale. Tragically, the former Navy Seal, who is also known as the most lethal sniper in The United States, was shot and killed yesterday.

Chris Kyle, 38, along with Chad Littlefield, 35, were fatally shot yesterday by a fellow military veteran at the Rough Creek Lodge in Texas, sometime after 3 p.m. According to authorities, Eddie Ray Routh, 25, was arrested last night after a brief pursuit by police. He is expected to be charged with two counts of capital murder.

Reports claim that the three men went to the Rough Creek Lodge together before Routh, a fellow military veteran who supposedly suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, turned his weapon on Kyle and Littlefield. Both victims were shot at point blank range, and the motive is unclear at this point in time.

Chris Kyle was not only a hero, but also a best selling co-author of the book, American Sniper. Kyle’s co-author, Scott McEwen told ABC in a statement: “We have lost more than we can replace. Chris was a patriot, a great father, and a true supporter of this country and its ideals. This is a tragedy for all of us. I send my deepest prayers and thoughts to his wife and two children.”

Kyle also established the non-profit organization, FITCO Cares, directed by Travis Cox. ”Chris Kyle was a hero for his courageous efforts protecting our country as a U.S. Navy SEAL during four tours of combat. Moreover, he was a hero for his efforts stateside when he helped develop the FITCO Cares Foundation. What began as a plea for help from Chris looking for in-home fitness equipment for his brothers- and sisters-in-arms struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) became an organization that will carry that torch proudly in his honor,” Cox said in a statement.

Kyle set the record for sniper kills at 150, the most in U.S. military history. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris Kyle’s family during this tragic time.

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4 Responses to “Chris Kyle Shot And Killed By Fellow Military Veteran”

  1. brian cope sr Says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND WHEN YOU TRY TO EXPLAIN TO SOMEONE ABOUT SAY I HAVE PTSD HOW YOU FEEL.A GRUDGE FOR INSTANCE BOILS UP INSIDE OF YOU AN IF THESE OTHER TWO SNIPS WERE EDGING THIS MAN THEN HE SNAPED ,THATS IT END OF STORY.I FEEL AT TIMES SAME WAY AN ITS LAYING IN THERE WAITING TO COME OUT WEATHER IT WILL HAPPENED ITS ALL UP TO AN OUT COME OF AN EVENT ,COURT CASE SHADY LAWYER,SOMEONE IN A SUPERMARKET,ANY ONE THING NOT IN PARTICULER,GOD BLESS THE FAMINLYS AN PRAY WE GET A GRIP ON THIS ,SORRY FOR ALL AFFECTED.

  2. Lisa Hawkins Says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    I didn’t know who these former Navy SEALS were but I’m shocked and saddened to hear this.
    Condolences to the families of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, two men who served our nation. And thank you, Chris, for starting FITCO Cares for your fellow soldiers — seems like your killer sure needed this help.

  3. Michelle Says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    There was another man killed at the range. I think it is only respectful that you send your thoughts and prayers to his family as well. He may not have been as decorated as Kyle but I am sure he has a family that is grieving also.

  4. Shannon Says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    HE IS STILL A MURDERER NO MATTER WHAT HE SUFFERED FROM…. DOESN’T GIVE HIM THE RIGHT TO KILL!!!

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