In Houston Shooter's Porsche: 2,500 Rounds of Ammo

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2016 3:58 AM CDT
A police officer investigates a car belonging to local lawyer Nathan DeSai, who shot and injured multiple people before he was killed by police in Houston Monday.   (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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(Newser) – The disgruntled lawyer killed by police in Houston after randomly shooting six drivers outside a condo complex Monday morning definitely had a thing for the Nazis, but police aren't sure whether that was his motive. Capt. DW Ready, head of the police homicide division, says the shooter—identified by the city's mayor as Nathan DeSai—was wearing some kind of military uniform with Nazi emblems, and more Nazi insignia were found at his home, CNN reports. "There's also other historic, or what I would call vintage, military stuff in the apartment going back to the Civil War," Ready says.

Six people were injured by gunfire and another three by flying glass in DeSai's rampage, which ended when nine police officers returned fire. Authorities say he had two legally owned weapons—a .45 handgun and a semi-automatic Tommy gun—along with a knife and 2,500 rounds of ammunition in his black Porsche convertible, reports the Washington Post. DeSai's father says he had been having issues, including problems at his law office. The condo's complex manager tells the AP that police were called last month after DeSai allegedly pointed a rifle at roofers working in the complex, and that DeSai sent threatening emails last week when complaining about water pressure problems. (Read more Houston stories.)

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