The suspected shooter in the horrific Santa Fe High School shooting has been identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis.
The 17-year-old student has been arrested and charged with Capital Murder. He is being held with no bond.
At least 10 people have been killed, the majority of them students, and several have been injured in the shooting.
Friends of the suspect describe him as a quiet guy who liked to play video games that simulated war. They also say he talked about guns he wanted to get, but he never about wanting to kill people.
At a court appearance on Friday, Pagourtzis told the judge he is a U.S. citizen and asked that he
be granted a court-appointed attorney. He kept his head down the entire time.
Several people took screenshots from Pagourtzis' social media pages before they were taken down, showing disturbing posts. Pictures of an alarming t-shirt that said “Born To Kill” and a black coat with Nazi emblems were found on his Facebook page.
It was a striking contrast to the image of a junior varsity football player who was also part of a dance group at a local Greek Orthodox church.
In speaking with reporters, Governor Greg Abbott said there were no red flags on the surface that may have prevented the ambush attack.
“As far as investigations by law enforcement agencies, as far as confrontations with law enforcement, as far as a criminal history, he has none,” Abbott said. “His slate is pretty clean.”
But a closer look appears to reveal the 17-year-old's sinister plan.
“The shooter has information contained in journals and on his computer and cell phone that he said… not only did he want to commit this shooting, but he wanted to commit suicide after the shooting,” the governor said.
Governor Abbott says Pagourtzis used a shotgun and 38-caliber revolver that legally belonged to his father to commit the mass shooting inside the school. A motive remains unclear, but the suspect is speaking to investigators.
Investigators believe Pagourtzis also planted explosives around the school and say a Molotov cocktail was found inside his home and car.
Pagourtzis did not enter a plea during his court appearance. That will happen at a later date.
A family member reached by phone told a reporter with the Associated Press to “give us our time right now" and hung up. Investigators want to know how Pagourtzis got access to his father's guns.
FOX 26 Houston contributed to this report.