Texas shooter briefly escaped from mental health facility in NM in 2012

Texas shooter briefly escaped from mental health facility in NM in 2012
Devin Patrick Kelley (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – This guy had every red flag in the book.  Apparently, the information that would have flagged him in a NICS search was never entered.]

The incident report, filed by the El Paso Police Department, states Kelley was picked up at a bus terminal in downtown El Paso before midnight on the evening of June 7, 2012. The report states two officers were dispatched to the terminal to look into a missing-person report.

When they arrived, the two officers learned Kelley had escaped from Peak Behavioral Health Services, a mental health facility in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, that has a dedicated unit for service members and veterans. …

NBC News spoke with Alvarez [Xavier Alvarez, director of the facility] who according to the police report, said he informed officers that Kelley “was a danger to himself and others as he had already been caught sneaking firearms onto Holloman Air Force base,” located approximately 100 miles from the bus terminal. The report further states that Kelley “was attempting to carry out death threats” he had made on his military superiors. …

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Alvarez confirmed that during his time at Peak, “he [Kelley] had verbalized that he wanted to get some kind of retribution to his chain of command.” …

He said he could not talk about Kelley’s diagnosis but added, “I had a very strong relationship with all the service members but this kid — he was hollow. I could never reach him.”

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