“Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome?”
In a somewhat strange twist, Chris Kyle, the Navy Seal who was killed at a shooting range yesterday, may have been trying to help his killer.
Apparently Kyle, and his neighbor, Chad Littlefield had taken former Marine Eddie Ray Routh to the range where he turned his weapon on them. An ABC news affiliate is reporting that he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, but that has not been confirmed.
“Apparently Mr. Kyle works with people that are suffering from some issues that have been in the military and this shooter is possibly one of those people, that he had taken out to the range to mentor, to visit with, to help him, you know, that’s all I can tell you,” Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant.
“Kind of have an idea that maybe that’s why they were at the range, for some type of therapy that Mr. Kyle assists people with, and I don’t know if it’s called shooting therapy,” Bryant said. “I don’t have any idea but that’s what little bit of information that we can gather so far.”
Routh left the range in Kyle’s truck, went to his sister’s house where he told her and her husband he had killed two people and left in another vehicle. His sister called the sheriff, and he was apprehended shortly afterwards.
Columnist-The Guardian Express