The Houston gunman wore a military uniform with Nazi emblems
A passing truck struck by Nathan DeSai.
Photo: Bob Levey / Getty Images
Police say they found Nazi emblems on the vintage military uniform worn by Nathan DeSai, the gunman in Monday morning’s mass shooting in Houston.
DeSai was a lawyer who allegedly had problems with his law firm. Before sunrise Monday morning, near his apartment complex in an affluent area of ââsouthwest Houston, DeSai opened fire on commuters, injuring nine – one seriously and one seriously – before shooting himself. launch into a shootout with police officers.
In the end, it was a police bullet that ended the rampage, killing DeSai at the scene.
After the shooting ended, police discovered weapons in the gunman’s Porsche and a bomb squad was called in to investigate the vehicle, although no bomb was found.
Authorities said DeSai had two weapons with him when he was killed – a semi-automatic handgun and a Tommy pistol – as well as a knife and more than 2,500 rounds.
Police also searched the gunman’s apartment, where they discovered other weapons and historic military paraphernalia “dating back to the Civil War,” according to Houston Police Department captain Dwayne Ready.
The property manager of the condominium complex where DeSai lived said police were called in August when DeSai allegedly pointed what appeared to be an assault rifle at roofers working on the property.
DeSai had a concealed weapons license, and the weapons he used in his shooting were bought legally. Police said they recovered 75 spent cartridges from the scene.