More details are coming to light about the tragic events that unfolded in a small Texas town Sunday. Two men are being credited with chasing the suspect in Sunday's deadly church shooting as he fled the scene. Johnnie Langendorff says he saw two men shooting at each other near First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. One of them, identified as 26-year-old Devin Kelley, drove away. The other man came to Langendorff's car and said they had to follow him because he had just shot up the church. The two chased Kelley down a local road until he lost control and ran off the roadway. Langendorff says his companion jumped out of the car and aimed a rifle at Kelley.
"I did what I thought I needed to do; which was they said there was a shooting. I pursued, and I just did what I thought was the right thing."
They led police to Kelley, who was found dead in his car of a gunshot wound.
Kelley's motive is still unknown, but details of his past paint a troubling picture. The U.S. Air Force says Kelley served in logistics readiness at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico from 2010 until he was let go with a bad conduct discharge. He was court-martialed in 2012 for assaulting his spouse and child.
People gathered yesterday evening across the street from the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs for a candlelight vigil. Investigators call it the deadliest mass shooting in the state's history.