The recent Texas church shooting was one of the worst in American history.
While more details are emerging, we do know the shooter was a Christian-hating atheist who likely targeted a church for that reason.
And the very last thing the shooter did before his death was just revealed.
After opening fire, killing 26 people in a Texas church on Sunday, Devin Patrick Kelley was sent running for his life after a legally armed citizen fired at him.
He was chased for 11 miles, where he eventually crashed.
And just moments before shooting himself in the head, he called his father, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The transcript of that call is not available, but according to police, Kelley made his father aware of his condition before finishing himself off.
As reported by Breitbart:
“The shooter who killed 26 people in a Texas church on Sunday called his father after being shot leaving the scene. After informing him of his condition, the shooter took his own life with a bullet to the head, according to police reports.
A local resident shot Devin Patrick Kelley as he exited the church after killing 26 people. Kelley then dropped his Ruger .556 AR-15 rifle and got in his SUV to leave. Texas officials said the local resident pursued the gunman for several miles before Kelley crashed.
Texas Department of Public Safety Region 6 Director Freeman Martin told reporters that during that short pursuit, Kelley called his father and told him he had been shot. Martin said Kelley “told his father he was not going to make it.”
Kelley then apparently put one of his handguns to his head and pulled the trigger — ending his life. The DPS region directors said the medical examiner’s autopsy will determine the exact cause and manner of death.
ATF officials told reporters that Kelley legally purchased four firearms over the past four years. DPS officials confirmed that Kelley did not have a Texas License to Carry a handgun. However, Texas law does allow a person who is legally allowed to own a gun to carry one in their car–with certain exceptions.”
The shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, has had a long history of both violent actions, and statements.
He was dishonorably discharged from the Air Force in 2014 after being charged with two counts of assault on his then-wife and their child.
Along with the discharge, he also received a reduction in rank and confinement for 12 months.
Besides the discharge, some who knew him in high school described him as an atheist who regularly called Christians stupid and insistently tried to convert those around him to his belief system.
As reported by The Sun:
Classmate Nina Rosa Nava wrote on Facebook that the mass murderer used to rant on the social network about his atheist beliefs.
She said: “He was always talking about how people who believe in God were stupid and trying to preach his atheism.”
Fellow user Christopher Leo Longoria replied: “I removed him off FB for those same reasons! He was being super nagtive (sic) all the timd (sic).”
Another Facebook friend of the killer added: “He was weird but never that damn weird, always posting his atheist sh** like Nina wrote, but damn he always posted pics of him and his baby – crazy.”
At this time, it is unclear if those atheist beliefs led to the shooting.
We will keep you updated on any developments on this story.