Coworkers recall South Texas gunman's behavior on the job

The gunman who opened fire at a Sutherland Springs church lived in New Braunfels, about 35 miles north of the church.

Less than two months ago, Devin Patrick Kelley began a job as an unarmed security guard at the Summit Vacation Resort. His coworkers spoke with FOX 4 about his behavior.

Kelly worked about five miles from his parents’ home at the Summit Vacation Resort as an unarmed security guard for about a month and a half. His coworkers say there were no complaints about Kelley and he seemed to perform the duties expected of him until Sunday.

"He didn't show up for work yesterday.” Explained Claudia Varjavedian with the Summit Resort.

Coworkers say they didn't know why Kelly didn’t show up to work until later.

"I had a really hard time believing it until I saw the picture,” said co-worker Theresa Reed. “And then I freaked out just a little bit."

Other employees say Kelley was not a people person.

"It's very quiet, and kept to himself,” Reed recalled. “Most of the people around you, as you can tell, are talking. He was not talkative at all."

According to military officials and authorities in three states, Kelley had a history of violence against loved ones. Military officials say Kelley joined the Air Force after graduating from high school.

In 2012, Kelley was court-martialed after abusing his wife and reportedly hitting her child hard enough to fracture his skull.

The military sentenced Kelly to 12 months’ confinement and was kicked out of the Air Force with a bad conduct discharge.

Kelley then moved to Colorado where he was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after someone saw him punch a dog several times.

The New Braunfels Independent School District released a statement saying that Kelly attended the district since the sixth grade. He graduated from New Braunfels High School in 2009. They went on to say the senseless act of violence has shaken the community.

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