Man who encountered Texas shooter days before church massacre describes him as 'miserable'

Michigan man stayed at resort where Devin Kelley was security guard

DETROIT – Chuck Jackson was on vacation in Texas when he encountered the man who killed 26 people at a church -- just days before the massacre.

Jackson, an assignment editor at Local 4, KSAT's sister station in Detroit, stayed at Summit Vacation Resort in New Braunfels last week where the shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, worked as a security guard.

Related: Devin Kelley escaped mental health facility in 2012

Jackson said he encountered Kelley once during check-in and again when asking if his two young children could use the resort's swimming pool, though he wouldn't know what the guard was capable of until days later.

Jackson said that Kelley was stern with him, and he felt like he was inconveniencing him with questions. 

His wife, sister and brother-in-law also interacted with Kelley. Afterward, Jackson said himself and the others all commented on how weird and creepy the security guard was.

"He was not normal. He was very weird," he said.

According to Jackson, Kelley was "a guy that just seemed miserable in life."


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