Ex-Navy SEAL died pursuing his passion

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Former Navy SEAL and expert sniper Chris Kyle was devoted to helping his fellow veterans navigate life after active duty.

Authorities say the 38-year-old Kyle was doing just that Saturday when he was slain along with a friend at a Texas gun range.

Police
have charged 25-year-old Edie Ray Routh, of Lancaster, a former Marine,
with murder in the deaths of Kyle and his friend 35-year-old Chad
Littlefield.

Sgt. Lonny Haschel with Texas Department of Public
Safety says Erath County deputies responded to a shooting at the Rough
Creek Lodge on Saturday and found the bodies Kyle and Littlefield.
Police have not said whether they have identified a motive in the case.