Representatives of the command of Military-air forces of the United States stated that investigating why information about the criminal past Devin Patrick Kelly, opened fire in a Church in Texas, were not included in the national database of criminals. This was reported by Bi-bi-si.
“Initial data suggest that information about previous convictions [Devin] Kelly for the domestic violence were not included in the database of the National center of criminal information by employees of the Department of special investigation air force base Holloman”, – reads the statement of the Command of the U.S. air force.
Now members of the air force and the Pentagon are conducting a joint investigation on the matter.
In 2012, Kelly was court-martialed on charges of beating his wife and stepson and sentenced to a year in prison. Two years later, he was demoted and dishonorably discharged from the army for misconduct.
Federal law prohibits the sale of weapons to persons dishonorably discharged from the armed forces, but the rifle Kelly bought in San Antonio in 2016, putting a false address and lied when answering the question about the existence of a criminal record.
Kelly has been a license to work as an unarmed guard. This work police have described as “something like a security guard during concerts”. Since it was not listed in a national criminal database, nothing prevented him to obtain such a license, and until July this year, he worked as a security guard at an amusement Park near Sutherland springs. According to the Park administration, he worked there for only five weeks, after which his contract was terminated.
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5 November 2017 at a Baptist Church in Texas city Sutherland springs man opened fire, which killed at least 26 people, including 14-year-old girl; more than 20 people were injured.
The alleged shooter is 26-year veteran of the U.S. air force Devin Patrick Kelly – was found dead in the car several miles from the scene of the tragedy.