'A Lot' Of Gunfire Exchanged Between Texas Shooting Suspect & Police

Remigio Civitarese
Mag 21, 2018

During a Friday press conference, Gov. Greg Abbott said information contained in journals on the suspect's computer and cellphone suggested that "not only did he want to commit the shooting, but he wanted to commit suicide after the shooting". But authorities did not release a detailed timeline to explain precisely how events unfolded.

The 17-year-old suspect in the killing 10 people at a Texas high school has confessed, authorities say, but his motivation for the attack remains unclear.

"He then said that if the rest of us moved, he was going to shoot us", Quintanilla said.

The teenager, identified by law enforcement as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been charged with capital murder and is being held without bail in Santa Fe, Texas, where authorities said he opened fire shortly before 8 a.m. Friday. He fired in her direction.

The school's roughly 1,400 students will be allowed inside in groups of no more than 10 and would be accompanied by officers, said Walter Braun, the school district's chief of police. She was treated at a hospital and spoke with a brown bandage wrapped around her wound.

"He was bleeding out and his blood pressure was very low, so the immediate issue was to resuscitate him and give him enough blood product to get his blood pressure up and take him straight to the OR", said a surgeon. "I was anxious that I wasn't going to be able to make it back to my family".

Investigators say a 17-year-old admitted he went on a shooting rampage at a Southeast Texas high school that left 10 dead, a lot of them students.

"We are as shocked as anyone else by these events that occurred", the family said in the statement.

Relatives said they remained "mostly in the dark about the specifics" of the attack and shared "the public's hunger for answers".

Nicholas Poehl, one of two lawyers hired by the suspect's parents to represent him, told Reuters he had spent a total of one hour with Pagourtzis on Friday night and Saturday morning.

Some aspects of Friday's shooting had echoes of the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999. Rabon said he followed his teacher, who went to investigate.

"He seemed relatively happy for the most part", he said.

The mother of one slain student said her daughter may have been targeted because she rejected advances from Pagourtzi, who was an ex-boyfriend of her daughter's best friend.

Sadie Rodriguez said Pagourtzis repeatedly made advances toward Fisher in the four months leading up to the shooting.

"He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no", Rodriguez said over Facebook Messenger.

Santa Fe students Aaron Kyle McLeod, Kimberly Jessica Vaughan, Chris Stone, Aaron McLeod, Kimberly Vaughan, Shana Fisher, Angelique Ramirez, Christian Garcia and Jared Black; and teacher Glenda Perkins were also killed in Friday's shooting.

In addition to a shotgun and a handgun, Pagourtzis had several types homemade explosive devices but they were not capable of detonating, according to Galveston County judge Mark Henry.

Investigators found a cluster of carbon dioxide canisters taped together, and a pressure cooker with an alarm clock and nails inside.

"They were meant to look like IEDs, but they were totally non-functional", Henry said, referring to the improvised explosive devices common in the early years of the USA -led war in Iraq.

Authorities offered no motive but they said in a probable-cause affidavit that the suspect had admitted to carrying out the shooting. The gunman also told investigators that when he opened fire Friday morning, "he did not shoot students he did like so he could have his story told", according to the affidavit.

The FBI says 13 people, not 10, were injured in the mass shooting at a Texas high school in which 10 people were killed.

Dispatch records indicate that law enforcement first entered the building about seven minutes after learning of the assault. One said he never would have suspected, while another said, "I wasn't surprised when I heard it was him".

This photo provided by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials took into custody May 18, 2018.

A 17-year-old carrying a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, a lot of them students, authorities said.

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