Sutherland Springs church shooting
|Sutherland Springs church shooting
|Location||First Baptist Church
216 4th Street
|Date||November 5, 2017
≈11:20 a.m. (
|Deaths||27 (including the perpetrator)|
|Perpetrator||Devin Patrick Kelley|
The attack was the deadliest mass shooting by one person in Texas and the fifth-deadliest
Kelley was prohibited by law from purchasing or possessing firearms and ammunition due to a
A few minutes after 11 a.m.
About 11:20 a.m. , Kelley stepped out of the SUV wearing black tactical gear, a
Inside, he yelled, "Everybody die, motherfuckers," as he proceeded up and down the aisle and shot at people in the pews.
 Police found 15 empty
As Kelley left the church, he was confronted by and traded fire with local resident and former
Willeford, barefoot and unkempt, approached and entered Langendorff's truck on the passenger side. "That guy just shot up the church and we need to go get him," were the exasperated words Willeford told Langendorff. "Let's go," Langendorff replied and they then pursued Kelley at high speed for about five to seven minutes. According to Langendorff, they drove at speeds up to 95 miles per hour (155 km/h).
 While chasing Kelley, Langendorff called
During the chase, Kelley called his father to tell him that he was injured and thought that he would not survive.
 Bleeding from his injuries, Kelley lost control of his vehicle, hitting a road sign before crossing a
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