The family home on FM 2722 is midway between New Braunfels and Canyon Lake in the rolling limestone hills of the southeastern edge of the Texas Hill Country. A driveway into the property is blocked by a ranch gate. Since Sunday, Comal County deputies have secured the drive.
A Comal County Sheriff deputy guards the entrance to the home of Devin P. Kelley, the alleged shooter in the Sutherland Springs church shooting, in New Braunfels on Monday November 6, 2017. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
The Kelleys’ 3,711-square-foot home sits on 28 acres, according to Comal County tax records. Twenty-six of those acres are designated as native pasture land and receive an agricultural exemption from property taxes, leaving an appraised taxable value of $487,220 for property owners Michael and Rebecca Kelley.
Statesman reporter Omar Gallaga spoke Sunday night to a neighbor who lives across the street. Elton Oetken said that he often heard gunshots from the property but had no idea what was being shot or why. Here is that interview: