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Who is 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the Texas Shooting Suspect?

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 May 2018, 12:35 IST
Dimitrios Pagourtzis

The 17-year-old boy named Dimitrios Pagourtzis who killed 10 students including a teacher in a school in Santa Fe, 48 kilometres southeast of Houston was like other teenagers, he loved dancing along with his Greek church group, loved symbology and Japanese history.

The authority investigating the shooting said that the young boy wore a trenchcoat while walking into the art class in Santa Fe school where he brutally shot nine fellow classmates and a teacher.

In a statement, Governor Greg Abbott said,"There were no red flags beforehand to indicate that Pagourtzis was headed for trouble."

In a Facebook post by Dimitrios Pagourtzis last month, he wore a black t-shirt with a caption “Born to Kill".

Personal journal seized by police after the shooting clearly states that he only wanted to shoot his fellow-friends but also commit suicide post shooting. But, Abbott said, “He didn’t have the courage to commit suicide.”

The accused Dimitrios' fellow friends said that he was fascinated with Japanese imperialism and samurai culture. One of his close friend (name not disclosed) said, "He was interested in mystical and military symbols like the German Iron Cross and hammer and sickle he wore as pins on his clothing,"

He even added that he usually wore a trench coat similar to the one he wore to the school when he opened fire on innocent students.

While one of the fellow classmates said that he never spoke to others,“ never really talked to other people.” Another friend who played football with him said that he was a cool guy always easy to talk to.

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First published: 19 May 2018, 12:31 IST
 
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