Grand Jury Indicts Alleged Santa Fe High School Shooter

Dimitrios Pagourtzis is charged with capital murder and a first degree felony charge of aggravated assault on a peace officer

This file photo shows deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office deployed on the scene of Santa Fe High School the day of the shooting.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis has confessed to the mass shooting that killed 10 and wounded 13 at Santa Fe High School.

A Galveston County Grand Jury has now indicted the 17-year-old for “capital murder of multiple persons” and “aggravated assault of a public servant.” The second charge is for shooting a school district police officer, who survived.

Police say Pagourtzis opened fire in the art classroom with a revolver and a shotgun in the morning of May 18. Officers arrived after four minutes and engaged the shooter. He eventually surrendered and was taken into custody.

Pagourtzis will not face the death penalty because he was under 18 at the time of the crime. If convicted, he could be eligible for parole after 40 years.

A Texas grand jury has formally indicted the 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Houston-area high school.

The shooting at the Santa Fe High School, was the nation’s deadliest such attack since the mass shooting at a Florida high school that gave rise to a campaign by teenagers for gun control.

After the shooting, Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for schools to have more armed personnel, though he faced pushback after suggesting tightening of some gun laws.

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Florian Martin

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