- Ex-Navy Seal and New York Times best-selling author Chris Kyle, 39, was reportedly shot along with another man
- The suspect, 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, is in police custody after he fled the scene in Kyle's car
- Kyle is a husband and father of two who served four tours in Iraq and holds the U.S. military record for most sniper kills
A former Navy Seal, expert sniper and best-selling author was reportedly gunned down at a Texas shooting range Saturday by a veteran who is recovering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Ex-Navy Seal Chris Kyle, 39, and another man were shot point-blank around 3:30 p.m. at a charity event on behalf of Kyle's security firm at the gun range at Rough Creek Lodge and Resort in Erath County.
suspect, 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, was arrested roughly five hours
later in Lancaster, Texas after a police chase. He was driving Kyle's
truck at the time of the arrest, police said.
Ex-Navy Seal Chris Kyle, author of 'American Sniper,' and a neighbor of his were shot point-blank by another veteran
Kyle, 39, served four tours in Irag and he was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation
While in Iraq, Kyle survived being shot twice and he lived through six separate IED explosions as his unit, Charlie company of SEAL Team Three, saw significant combat
Investigators told ABC affiliate WFAA-TV that Routh is a former Marine who was suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Kyle, a husband and father of two, authored the New York Times best-seller 'American Sniper,' which chronicled his four tours in Iraq. The book hit shelves last month.
He recorded more than 150 sniper kills - the most in U.S. military history - between 1999 and 2009.