Nathan Desai has been identified as the man who shot at least six people at a mall in Houston this morning! Police killed Desai in their efforts to stop him from injuring others.
Latest updates say Desai has no connection to terrorism and instead is described by authorities as a ‘disgruntled lawyer who took out his anger and frustration on individuals.’
Desai allegedly opened fire in the southwest area of the city. Gunshots were heard outside of Randall’s grocery store. The attack that lasted about 20 minutes continued at the Weslayan Plaza strip mall.
Nathan drove a black Porsche in which police found more guns.
Accoridng to his father, Desai lived near Weslayan and Bissonnet, not far from the shooting.
Nathan Desai has no records of previous crimes. As a matter of fact, he was a lawyer with Kenneth McDaniel at McDaniel & Desai LLP. He specialized in family law and criminal cases, felonies and misdemeanors.
Desai might have had some sort of fall out with his partners. On his LinkedIn page can be read:
“Nathan DeSai no longer has any affiliation with Kenneth P. McDaniel.”
His business partner, confirmed to media outlets their law firm indeed had to close six months ago. His father also told reporters, Desai had been working from home.
Mr. Desai attended the University of Tulsa form where he gained his law degree. He had been practicing for nearly 20-years in Texas.
Investigators are still trying to put together what exactly set him off this morning. So far it is not clear if Nathan Desai lived alone or had a family.
The 46-year-old lawyer who seems harmless in his photo, created chaos and panic, shooting a total of nine people according to The Houston Police Department.
It hasn’t been confirmed whether Desai was of Islamic faith.