Air Force “skipped” entering Texas shooter’s crime record

Nov 07, 2017, 5:35 AM EST
(Source: El Periodico de Utah/flickr)
(Source: El Periodico de Utah/flickr)

U.S. Air Force has launched a probe into its apparent failure to enter the Texas shooter’s criminal record into the national database, a lapse that allowed the ex-airman to slip under the radar while buying a rifle last year.

Devin Patrick Kelley, the sacked air force official who shot dead 26 people during Sunday prayers at a Texas church, passed backgrounds check in 2016 as the Air Force skipped to feed his 2012 domestic violence criminal conviction into the National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) system, writes the BBC.

Kelley was involved in a family strife, which potentially spurred one of the deadliest mass shootings in the history of Texas, reports Reuters.