Man's 'Dim View' of Women Led to Shootings, Cops Say

Nicholas D'Agostino has been accused in two attacks of female drivers
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2018 7:15 PM CDT
Alleged Gunman Accused of Targeting Female Drivers
Booking photo of Nicholas D'Agostino   (Handout)

A Texas man has been accused of shooting multiple female drivers because of their gender. Per BuzzFeed News, Nicholas D'Agostino was arrested Thursday after he was initially released on bond in connection with the July shooting of a Katy woman. Last week, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said they connected D'Agostino to a similar shooting the say occurred back in March. Per KTRK, the 29-year-old confessed to the July shooting while in jail and has admitted to five other similar shootings that detectives said in a court filing were motivated by his "dim view" of women and female drivers in particular.

Officials say they uncovered "Facebook posts where he rants and rambles on about female motorists and how incompetent they are and that their sole purpose is to give birth to male children" per the filing. In both shootings, the women suffered non-fatal bullet wounds. However, in the July case, authorities say the bullet went clean through the woman's arm and came within inches of her heart. D'Agostino has been held on two counts of aggravated assault in lieu of $400,000 bond.

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