Gunman Once Fled Mental Health Center, Threatened Superiors

The gunman who killed more than two dozen at a small-town Texas church briefly escaped from a mental health facility in 2012, police reports indicated.

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SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The gunman who killed more than two dozen at a small-town Texas church briefly escaped from a mental health facility in New Mexico in 2012, police reports indicated. The reports also noted that Devin Patrick Kelley was once caught trying to bring guns onto a military base and threatened superior officers there. Kelley was also named as a suspect in a 2013 sexual assault in New Braunfels, about 35 miles…

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