Apple formally asked to release Texas shooter’s iCloud data

Enlarge / A Texas flag flies at half mast during prayer services at the La Vernia High School Football stadium to grieve the victims killed at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Texas authorities have recently gotten formal permission from a state judge to search the deceased Sutherland Springs shooter’s seized iPhone SE and LG candybar-style phone. In addition, the Texas Rangers have also submitted a formal request to Apple in order to access Devin Patrick Kelley’s iCloud data.

On November 7, Kelley shot and killed 26 people and wounded 20 others when he opened fire during a service at a church approximately 35 miles southeast of San Antonio.

According to court documents published for the first time by the San Antonio Express-News on Monday, Texas Rangers got a warrant approved to search the two devices on November 9. The newspaper also reported that four e-mail accounts are known to be associated with Kelley: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected]

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