SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Two sheriff’s vans were parked outside and police officers stood at the gate of a cattle fence surrounding the address listed for the Texas church shooting suspect, preventing a group of waiting journalists from entering.
Two officials who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity have identified him as Devin Kelley. Officials from the Comal County Sherriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers declined to comment Sunday evening, or to say if they had raided his home. A few minutes later, the gate opened and two Texas Rangers trucks pulled out.
The home is in a wooded area on the rural, western outskirts of New Braunfels, north of San Antonio. It is off a two-lane highway.
Authorities say 26 people were killed and about 20 wounded in the shooting.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump says the deadly church shooting in Texas is an “act of evil.”
Trump is in Tokyo on the first leg of a visit to Asia. He says he has spoken with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the state has the administration’s “full support.”
Trump says he will continue to follow developments closely while he is traveling through Asia.
The president says the “act of evil” occurred as the victims and families were in their place of “sacred worship.”
Texas authorities say 26 people were killed and about 20 others were wounded Sunday after a man open fire inside First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs southeast of San Antonio.