The Latest: Officials release church shooting victims list
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas church shooting (all times local):
Authorities have released an official list of those killed in the shooting rampage at a Texas church.
Eight male victims and 17 female victims ranging in age from 1 to 77 are on the Texas Department of Public Safety list released Wednesday. The list also includes the unborn baby of Crystal Holcombe, identified on the list as Carlin Brite “Billy Bob” Holcombe, age 0 and gender unknown.
Eight of the victims slain Sunday at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs were children and teenagers ranging in age from 1 to 16 years old.
Authorities said one of the children died at a San Antonio-area hospital. The remaining victims all died at the scene.
Police reports indicate the gunman who killed more than two dozen at a small-town Texas church briefly escaped from a mental health center in New Mexico in 2012.
The Air Force confirmed Tuesday that Devin Patrick Kelley had been treated in a facility after he was placed under pretrial confinement stemming from a court-martial on charges that he assaulted his then-wife and hit her child. The service acknowledged Monday that it didn’t enter Kelley’s criminal history into the federal database as required by military rules.
Also, a police report from El Paso says Kelley was caught trying to bring guns onto Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico when he was stationed there.
Authorities say the death toll of 26 from Sunday’s shooting includes the unborn baby of one of the women killed.