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Court documents reveal new details about armory shooting suspect

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Christopher Farrar made his first court appearance on Friday morning. Christopher Farrar made his first court appearance on Friday morning.
Farrar, who was in court on Friday, is charged with criminal homicide. Farrar, who was in court on Friday, is charged with criminal homicide.
Court documents reveal text messages that Farrar allegedly sent around the time of the crime. Court documents reveal text messages that Farrar allegedly sent around the time of the crime.
LOBELVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Investigators say 15-year-old Christopher Farrar walked into the National Guard Armory on Wednesday in Lobelville, then shot and killed Sgt. 1st Class Michael Braden, a veteran who served the nation for 27 years.

According to a court affidavit, the teen had planned to kill many more.

Investigators say Farrar sent a text message to a friend saying, "Ima go to the armory and kill everyone until they kill me."

When the friend responded asking why, Farrar allegedly said something about making history.

Court documents reveal there was a call at 4:08 p.m. to a friend from Farrar saying he was sorry and was on his way to the armory.

Investigators say Farrar fired several shots but just one struck Braden in the chest. It was enough to kill him.

According to the affidavit, Farrar then called his friend to tell her he had done it. He allegedly said he was going to go home to shower and wash off the gunpowder and then bury his clothes.

Farrar, who has been charged with criminal homicide, made his first appearance in court on Friday morning. The judge ruled that he'll remain detained until his next hearing for his safety and the safety of others.

Investigators said Farrar was recently kicked out of school for having marijuana and had been staying with his aunt and grandma. Police have said they found several guns when they searched the home but are trying to figure out if any of them are linked to the crime.

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