American Everyman | Nov 13, 2017 | by Scott Creighton
Let’s begin with this, a summary of the events laid out on the Wiki page:
At approximately 11:20 a.m. CST, Devin Patrick Kelley exited from a vehicle at a gas station across the street from the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs wearing black tactical gear, a ballistic vest, and a black face-mask featuring a white skull, and wielding a AR-15 pattern Ruger AR-556 semi-automatic rifle. He immediately fired in the direction of the church. He crossed the street and approached the building from the right while firing, and continued to fire while entering the church building with worshipers attending regular Sunday service. Inside, he yelled, “Everybody dies motherfuckers,” as he proceeded up and down the aisle and shot at people in the pews.Police found 15 empty AR-15 magazines capable of holding 30 rounds each. According to investigators, the shooting was captured on a camera set up at the back of the church to record regular services for uploading online. The footage shows Kelley methodically shooting the victims, pausing only to reload his rifle.
As Kelley left the church, he was confronted by local resident and former NRAfirearms instructor Stephen Willeford, armed with an AR-15 pattern semi-automatic rifle. Willeford took cover behind a truck and shot Kelley twice. Kelley dropped his rifle and fled in his Ford Explorer as Willeford fired several rounds through the vehicle’s window. Willeford flagged down a passing pickup truck driven by Johnnie Langendorff, and they pursued Kelley at high speed for about five to seven minutes. According to Langendorff, they drove at speeds up to 95 miles (153 km) per hour. During the chase, Kelley called his father to tell him that he was injured and thought that he would not survive. Kelley lost control of his vehicle, and it hit a road sign and flipped before landing in a bar ditch in Guadalupe County, near the city of New Berlin. Willeford and Langendorff observed that he was motionless, and police took over the scene when they arrived. Police found Kelley dead in his car with three gunshot wounds, including a self-inflicted head wound.Two handguns were found in the vehicle: a Glock 9 mm and a Ruger .22-caliber, both of which Kelley had purchased.
Do you see it? It’s staring you right in the face.
If he left his vehicle in the gas station parking lot and walked across the street shooting at the church… how did he jump in his vehicle just outside the entrance of the church after getting in a firefight with Stephen Willeford and shoot at him again as he sped off?
Several witnesses reported the shooter, already wearing tactical gear and his mask, got out of a vehicle at the gas station, walked across the road and the field and began firing at the church.
Forensic investigators from the FBI are seen in photographs searching for shell casings in the field behind the church between it and the gas station and the road.
This is a layout from Google Earth showing the location marked with all the points of interest.
How is it the shooter gets out of his vehicle at the gas station and walks over to the church several hundred yards away and starts a shooting spree and then hops in his waiting vehicle just outside the front entrance of the church and makes his get-away?
There is something very wrong with this story. It doesn’t add up. Either someone dropped the shooter off at the gas station, the guy wearing tactical gear and a mask and carrying a firearm with loads of ammo… or the whole story about the chase is …[fabricated]… from the beginning.
And remember, since the weapon was dropped at the scene and the shooter was wearing a mask, the ONLY thing that puts that dead body at the scene of the shooting… is the story of the car chase and the “heroes” who chased him. And that’s it.
Also of note… Stephen Willeford says the shooter’s car hit a road sign and it “flipped over his SUV”. Here is a photo of the SUV from the driver’s side. You can tell the front bumper has some damage (seems to be missing a bit of it from this angle) but the windshield looks fine. The back window is blown out and there appears to be some damage to the top luggage rack on the driver’s side.
In this image taken from the right side much later, you can see damage to the bumper and what appears to be a cracked windshield though I can’t see that from the other image.
Make of that what you will.