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Officials: Air Force didn't submit Texas church shooter's criminal history to FBI

WASHINGTON - The Air Force didn't submit the Texas church shooter's criminal history to the FBI, as required by Pentagon rules, according to officials. 

Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire on a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 5, killing 26 people and injuring at least 20 others. 

Kelley was a member of the US Air Force. He served in logistics readiness at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico starting in 2010 and was dishonorably discharged in 2014 after claims that he abused his wife and child. 

According to law enforcement in Texas, Kelley tried to get a license to carry a gun in Texas but was denied by the state.

However, there was no disqualifying information on his background check. He was able to purchase a Ruger AR-556 rifle from an Academy Sports + Outdoors store in San Antonio in April and put down a Colorado Springs address. 

Authorities also believe he purchased two firearms in Colorado Springs.  

According to the coroner, Kelley had three gunshot wounds. One was self-inflicted to the head and two were from an armed citizen. He was hit in the leg and torso.


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