The lawyer who carried out Monday morning's shooting that wounded nine people was wearing what appeared to be Nazi paraphernalia, two law enforcement sources told Channel 2 Investigates' Robert Arnold.
Interim Houston police Chief Martha Montalvo said officers who went to the scene were able to quickly locate the gunman in the 4400 block of Law Street. She said the shooter immediately began firing at the officers and they returned fire.
The gunman was found dead shortly after, she said.
"It’s my understanding that he was neutralized by police," Montalvo said.
Law enforcement sources said the shooter was wearing what appeared to be an antique German uniform with swastikas on it.
Now from a follow up report by this same news outlet we do know a little more.
For one this Mr. DeSai was formerly a successful lawyer who started his own practice and had trouble keeping it afloat.
He owned several guns and according to his father they were purchased to protect him from his own clients.
And of course the easiest one to predict, is that he was a nice guy and nobody had any idea he was capable of anything like this.
Now as you know I am a liberal blogger and this story is like a gift to me.
While the Republicans, including Sarah Palin, are attempting to blame all terrorism on Muslims, and Donald Trump is drawing the alt Right, white supremacists, and Nazis out of the woodwork like the Pied Piper, here we have a non-Muslim guy randomly shooting people while dressed as a Nazi.
However I am not going to use this to make a political point, or rub it in the face of those like Sarah Palin who think that all terrorists must be Muslims.
No, I am simply going to point out that it does not really matter what this man's reasons were for doing this terrible thing, which fortunately did not cost anybody their life.
Whether he was mentally ill, religiously motivated, emotionally distraught, or high on drugs, it just does not matter.
What matters is that we live in a country where the instruments to carry out these attacks are almost as commonplace as a cell phone, or a microwave oven, or television set.
We think of guns as just another tool.
But they are not.
They are instruments of death. And that is their sole purpose.
And no I would not suggest that we take everybody's guns away.
But I would suggest that to own one a citizen of this country must pass a comprehensive background check, take several hours of instruction, and register the weapon with the FBI.
I would also like to see all future guns manufactured with fingerprint activated safety mechanisms, or some other safety device, installed so that only the owner can fire the weapon.
I do not care what the 2nd Amendment says, owning a gun is not a right it is a responsibility, and it needs to be recognized as such.