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Witnesses say he was the first victim to be struck by the shooter's gunfire.'Bryan was filling in,' a witness told Daily There’s peace in that,' their son Scott Holcombe told the Herald-Tribune.'He was walking up to the pulpit when he was shot in the back. He was killed, alongside his wife of 25 years, Sunday school teacher Karla Holcombe The couple ran a canvas repair shop before retiring and had attended the church for 25 years.'My father was a good man and he loved to preach. Their son Marc Daniel 'Danny' Holcombe, 36, and his one-year-old daughter Noah, also died in the gunfire.Richard and Theresa married in 2006 and were 'amazing people' who loved their church and working in their garden, Regina said. Under Pentagon rules, convictions of military personnel in crimes like assault should be shared with the FBI for its National Criminal Information Center database.Turning the conversation to the shooter, Regina wondered aloud how, given his criminal history, Kelley was allowed to purchase multiple firearms, including the Ruger AR-556 rifle used to kill 26 worshipers, ranging in age from 18 month to 77 years. Kelley was convicted of assault against his wife and stepson in an Air Force court-martial in 2012.
I didn't always like what you said, but you allowed me to tell you and together, you let me flourish.'They said that he had a lot of red flags to prevent him from buying a gun: he had assaults, he was taken away from the military, so when he went [to buy guns], why wasn't there something on his record showing that he shouldn't have access to a gun? Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Pentagon must make certain it's got 'the right direction.' And he says he must 'define what the problem is.'Mattis says: 'If the problem is we didn't put something out, we'll correct that.' Annabelle Pomeroy, the 14-year-old daughter of the church pastor, was the first victim identified in Sunday's shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday.Her mother said having fun at the pool was her favorite thing Bryan Holcombe had been standing in for Frank Pomeroy when Kelley opened fire.She posted a heartbreaking photograph of her and her father to Facebook hours after the massacre.On Sunday, Regina walked up to the police barricade a few hours after the shooting and said her 51-year-old father attended the church 'every Sunday'.