Texas shooting: Strange emerging details and more


1. Suspect’s phone too encrypted to access for now. Investigators have been unable to access information on the phone belonging to Texas church shooting suspect Devin Kelley because it is encrypted.

2. A family lost eight (8) members.

3. Kelley, who had a record of violence, appeared to be consumed by a dispute with his mother-in-law and spent time posting anti-God and pro-gun statements on Facebook in the months before the shooting.

4. He sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law and texted her as recently as Sunday morning — not long before he sprayed bullets at the people in the church with an assault rifle.

5. The 26 fatalities include an unborn child.

6. Kelley was denied a license to carry a gun in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said. But he passed a background check required for the purchase he made in April 2016 of the Ruger AR-556 rifle he is believed to have used in the shooting.

7. Gunman escaped from mental health facility in 2012 after threatening superiors.

8. The gunman who killed 26 people at a rural Texas church targeted churchgoers who made noise and shot crying children at point-blank range.