Authorities recovered a Ruger AR-556 rifle at the church and two handguns from the shooter's vehicle.All three weapons were purchased by Kelley, said Fred Milanowski, the agent in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Houston.But three months after the case was reported in June 2013, the investigation swiftly ended when Kelley briefly moved to Colorado.Comal County sheriff Mark Reynolds said he was reviewing whether his department mishandled the sexual assault investigation.In the first hours after the shooting, some media erroneously reported Chris as the shooter.Sisters six-year-old Brooke (left) and eight-year-old Emily Garza (pictured, right, sitting on the right, next to her sister Rihanna) were killed in the shooting according to her family.
The Air Force acknowledged Monday that it did not enter Kelley's criminal history into the federal database as required by military rules, another way he could have been denied a weapon.
Witnesses say he was the first victim to be struck by the shooter's gunfire.'Bryan was filling in,' a witness told Daily There’s peace in that,' their son Scott Holcombe told the Herald-Tribune.
'He was walking up to the pulpit when he was shot in the back. He was killed, alongside his wife of 25 years, Sunday school teacher Karla Holcombe The couple ran a canvas repair shop before retiring and had attended the church for 25 years.'My father was a good man and he loved to preach. Their son Marc Daniel 'Danny' Holcombe, 36, and his one-year-old daughter Noah, also died in the gunfire.
Investigators believe Kelley died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being chased by two men and crashing his car.
The El Paso report notes that Kelley was committed to a mental health facility in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, but at some point escaped and was later found by police at a bus station in downtown El Paso in June 2012.