A gunman, Devin Kelley, conducted the largest mass shooting in the history of Texas and killed over 26 people when he opened fire inside a rural Texas church on Sunday
“He was very sick in the head,” Katy Landry, a former girlfriend of Devin Patrick Kelley, told NBC News.
Kelley, 26, arrived at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on Sunday ready for war, wearing black tactical gear and a ballistics vest and toting what authorities described as an “assault-type rifle.” He opened fire, killing 26 people, at least a dozen of them children.
Texas Department of Public Safety
What was behind this act of carnage in a place of sanctuary? Authorities have not specified a motive but they noted that his mother-in-law had attended the church and been threatened by him.
Devin Kelley also stalked his exes after breaking up with them
“Years after dating me he would try to bribe me to hang out with him,” Landry, who met Kelley in church as a teenager, told NBC News in a Facebook message. “He ended up assaulting me. He would stalk me by repeatedly calling me — even prank calling me, saying really weird stuff. That was another thing about him — he was very sick in the head…He would tell me very sick strange things,”