Officials ID gunman who opened fire on Houston motorists

Nathan DeSai LINKEDIN VIA KHOU

HOUSTON — A medical examiner on Tuesday identified the gunman who police say opened fire on Houston motorist early Monday, injuring 9, as 46-year-old Nathan DeSai.

Officials have said DeSai was a “disgruntled” lawyer.

He was wearing historic military-style apparel featuring a Nazi emblem on his clothing during the shooting, police said Monday.

Investigators also said they found vintage military items dating to the Civil War in his apartment, officials said.

Police began receiving 911 calls at around 6:30 Monday morning, reporting shots fired in a residential neighborhood. Houston police, West University Place police and Bellaire police responded and exchanged gunfire with the shooter, who was standing next to his car and using a tree as cover, police said.

Eventually, police shot and killed the gunman.

Police said DeSai had two weapons – a .45 semi-automatic handgun and a tommy gun – and more than 2,500 rounds of ammunition, and was shooting at random before he was shot and killed. Investigators found additional weapons in his apartment.

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