Houston Shooter Nathan Desai Found To Be Wearing Nazi Paraphernalia At Time Of Shooting

Update 3:  According to a local NBC affiliate, the gunman who injured nine people this morning in a Houston shooting was reportedly wearing a "an antique German uniform with Swastikas on it" and was also found to have Nazi paraphernalia in his car and home.  Of the nine people injured during the shooting, 2 remain in serious/critical condition in Houston hospitals.


According to KPRC, although the name of the suspect has not been officially released, the car and house searched by police this morning belonged to Nathan Desai.  Desai, of Indian descent, was a 46-year old attorney whose father, Prakash Desai, confirmed to KPRC that he was worried about his son "because his law practice was not running good."

Nathan Desai


The picture below was taken as police collected evidence from Desai's car.

Nathan Desai


Desai's father confirmed to ABC that his son Nathan did own multiple weapons and a black porsche fitting the description of the car being searched by police.  Desai's father also confirmed that Nathan struggled with economic problems due to a failed law practice.



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Update 2: According to AP, the Houston police say a gunman fatally shot by police was a lawyer and there was an issue with his law firm.

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Update: A vehicle on Law Street was surrounded by police and ABC reports a bomb squad has been called in. There are unconfirmed reports that a suspected shooter is down after several people were presumed shot in southwest Houston.

As we detailed earlier, an active shooter situation is underway at a supermarket strip mall in southwest Houston. ABC reports at least 7 injured after a black male with a revolver was shooting at vehicles.

Emergency vehicles are in the area of a strip center bordered by Weslayan, Bissonnet and Law Street. Traffic has been shut down on Weslayan in an attempt to protect drivers in the area.


This all began around 6:30am at the Randalls supermarket strip center on Weslayan. An apartment complex is nearby on Law Street, where there is a lot of police activity.


Our Eyewitness News crew reports firefighters and officers are running up and down the street as gunfire continues.


SkyEye has seen bodies on the ground. Don Armstrong says he has heard a multitude of gunshots since we arrived at the scene.

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