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What we know about the Texas gunman's connection to Colorado

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COLORADO SPRINGS - The man who shot and killed at least 26 people at a church in Texas over the weekend may also have possible ties to Colorado Springs. 

After doing some digging, we discovered that Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, was a registered voter out of El Paso County.

KRDO NewsChannel 13 also spoke with management at the Fountain Creek RV Park located at 30123 West Colorado Boulevard in Colorado Springs, and they confirmed that Kelley and his wife Danielle arrived at the mobile home park in June of 2014 and left in January of 2015. 

"He is a very strange guy," said a manager at Fountain Creek RV Park. 

Kelley was cited for Animal Abuse on August 1, 2014, in El Paso County after several neighbors told deputies that they had seen Kelley punch his husky several times with a closed fist. 

Kelley was sentenced to a deferred probationary sentence in court in Colorado Springs and ordered to pay $368 in restitution by El Paso County Judge Daniel Wilson. 

After Kelley finished his sentence, the charge was dismissed on March 31, 2016. 

Shortly after the incident, Devin and his wife were asked to leave the RV park. 

Authorities also believe he purchased two firearms from a store in Colorado Springs and had it in his truck during the shooting. 

The rifle he bought in San Antonio, Texas was reportedly registered under a Colorado Springs address. 

Kelley served in Logistics Readiness at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico and was dishonorably discharged in 2014 after he was accused of abusing his wife and child. Because of his discharge, he shouldn't have been able to purchase a weapon. 

On Sunday, November 5, Kelley walked up to the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs dressed in all-black tactical gear, including a ballistic vest, and began firing. 

Along with the 26 who died, at least 20 others were injured and 10 of them in critical condition, Texas law enforcement reported on Monday morning. 

For more info on the church shooting: At least 26 people killed in shooting at Texas church

 


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