The official account by law enforcement and the media of the Devin Kelley shooting in the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on November 5, 2017 has some alarming discrepancies that are listed below.
NBC published a video featuring a woman lying in a bed who says she is a survivor of the Texas church shooting and says the first shots were fired into the church from above, which made her think the shooter was on the roof shooting through the ceiling. She says she was aware of the bullets coming from above and splitting the carpet on the floor. She says the shooter fired and reloaded his weapon twice from the roof and then entered the church for more shooting.
The same witness, as seen in the first video, identified as Rosanne Solis, describes the shooter and says, “He was looking all around and shooting at everybody, just going through the rows, shooting at everybody.” She does not mention shooting from the rooftop in this earlier interview.
In this next video, Sheriff Joe Tackitt says the church service was recorded, but that there was “very little” of the massacre captured on tape “for some reason.” The CNN reporter says it could be a blessing and hinted that it wasn’t important anyway because the shooter was dead, and there would be no trial. (Start at 3:00)
Why is it that 3 British news outlets reported that Devin Kelley took a hostage, but it is not reported in the US mainstream media? The Telegraph wrote, “Mr Willeford and another passing resident, Johnnie Langedorff, then chased him at almost 100 miles per hour in a car as the wounded killer tried to make a getaway after taking a hostage.” The articles are linked below:
The neighbor, Stephen Willeford, says he ran, barefoot, to the church and took cover behind a pick-up truck and began shooting Devin Kelley. He hitched a ride with Johnny Langendorff as they gave chase to Devin Kelley, but it is not clear how Kelley died. Officials say that Kelley shot himself, but neither Willeford or Langenddorff reported hearing a gunshot, and the fate of the hostage is unknown.
The physical evidence is confusing as the windshield of Kelley’s vehicle was in good condition in the first photo, but appears to have been smashed in the second photo. Click here for enlarged photos.
Frank Pomeroy, the pastor of the church, said that he plans to have the church demolished.
The church shooting in the small town of Sutherland Springs, that has a population of only 600 people, raises many questions about this terrible crime, as it appears that law enforcement and the media seem to be withholding evidence. Please share your thoughts in the comments section.