On Monday, the gunman randomly shot at drivers in front of a Houston condo complex near a strip mall

By Stephanie Petit
September 28, 2016 12:00 PM

The gunman who injured nine people in Houston before being fatally shot by police on Monday has been formally identified.

According to the Houston Police Department’s Twitter account, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences named 46-year-old Nathan DeSai as the shooter.

He randomly shot at drivers in front of a Houston condo complex near a strip mall, the Associated Press reports. Six people were shot and three suffered eye injuries from flying glass.

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Authorities said DeSai was a disgruntled lawyer who wore a military-style outfit affixed with Nazi emblems during the attack.

Officials said the gunman had two weapons – with additional one in his Porsche – and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition, injuring nine people Monday morning before being fatally shot by police, Houston Police Department Homicide Captain Dwayne Ready said at a press conference.

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“We did find some old Nazi emblems [with] some of his personal effects. I understand there are also some where he lived,” Ready said. “There’s also other, what I would refer to as, historic or vintage military stuff within the apartment going back to the civil war.”

Police said on Monday they believe the man acted alone and officials are investigating a motive. They announced on Twitter that they were investigating if issues at his law firm led to the attack.

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