According to a news story from The Empire Tribune website, former US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle appears to have been murdered. (Ed. note: scroll down below the jump for updates.)
The site is reporting that Kyle and another person were shot and killed this afternoon at Rough Creek Lodge near Glen Rose, TX. Details are few, but the Erath County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a large, four-door Ford pickup truck with a skull sticker in the rear window.
“We have identified a strong suspect,” Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said.
Chris Kyle is well known as a former US Navy SEAL who is said to be the most successful sniper in US military history. He had recently written a book called American Sniper. Kyle was the president of Craft International, a tactical training company. According to the Craft International training calendar, there were no courses scheduled for Saturday. However, future courses at the Rough Creek Lodge were listed.
The Craft International logo features a large skull. It is not currently known if the suspect truck may have a Craft sticker on it, or if it was stolen from Kyle or one of his people. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
Calls to the Erath County Sheriff’s Department were not answered.