What we know about suspected Santa Fe High School shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis - MRCAESAR.COM

Friday, 18 May 2018

What we know about suspected Santa Fe High School shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis



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The suspected shooter who opened fire and killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School on Friday was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis.
The suspected shooter who opened fire and killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday was a student and former football player with a history of disturbing Facebook posts.
Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, was taken into custody after the massacre and held on a capital murder charge, law enforcement officials said.
On April 30, Pagourtzis posted an alarming photo on Facebook showing a T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase, "Born to Kill," and a caption that read, "Custom T-Shirt."
Another post was of a trench coat covered with pins including an Iron Cross, a German military decoration favored by Adolph Hitler.
"Hammer and Sickle=Rebellion/Rising Sun=Kamikaze Tactics/Iron Cross=Bravery," a caption to the photo read.
Dimitrios Pagourtzis (Facebook via AP)
The Facebook account was pulled down Friday after the shooting.
According to CW39 Houston, witnesses reported seeing a student wearing a trench coat, army boots and a "Born to Kill" T-shirt at the school Friday morning.
Students told the outlet that shortly after seeing the suspected shooter, they heard a fire alarm and a series of shots.
Pagourtzis allegedly hid a shotgun under the coat and was taken into custody after the gunfire, officials said. Authorities are questioning a second student.
Law enforcement officers respond to Santa Fe High School after an active shooter was reported on campus Friday. (Steve Gonzales/AP)
Investigators were searching a mobile home in the 19000 block of Highway 6 Friday where Pagourtzis is believed to reside, KHOU11 reported.
Pagourtzis played on Santa Fe's junior varsity football team during his freshman year.
According to an article on a school website, he was a defensive lineman who played a "huge role" during a game in 2016.
The suspected shooter's parents, identified as Antonios Pagourtzis and Rose Marie Kosmetatos, married in Harris County in 2000, according to the county clerk.
According to CW39 Houston, students reported seeing a student wearing a trench coat, army boots and a “Born to Kill” T-shirt at the campus Friday. (Facebook)
The dad's Facebook profile featured photos of the family in happier times, with a young Dimitrios smiling in several shots taken during a trip to New York City.
He included NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch among his "likes" and said he's originally from the town of MagoulĂ­tsa in central Greece.
Attempts to reach the family were not immediately successful Friday

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