A SEAL shooting arrest has been made following the death of Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle. On Feb. 3, ABC News confirmed that Eddie Ray Routh, 25, a former Marine, was arrested in Lancaster, Texas and charged with Kyle's murder. Kyle was known as "America's best sniper."
"Routh was driving Kyle's truck at the time of his arrest, police said. Routh was arraigned Saturday evening on one count of capital murder and two counts of murder," ABC News reports. Routh suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and some think that his defense will rely heavily on this fact.
The SEAL shooting arrest was made fairly soon after Chris Kyle's body was found. According to police, Kyle was at a local gun range with a friend who was also shot dead by Routh. The friend has been identified at 35-year-old Chad Littlefield. A motive is unclear at this point and investigators are working to find out how Routh and Kyle were connected, if at all.
"Chris was literally the type of guy if you were a veteran and needed help he'd help you. And from my understanding that's what happened here. I don't know how he came in contact with this gentleman, but I do know that it was not through the foundation," said Travis Cox, the director of FITCO Cares (a foundation that Chris Kyle often worked with). It is believed that Kyle had been helping Routh before Routh shot him.
The SEAL shooting arrest doesn't change the fact that Kyle and Littlefield are gone. It does, however, offer the chance for justice to be served.
Kyle is survived by his wife and two children.
© Effie Orfanides 2013