Early Friday morning, an active shooting suspect, later identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, took the lives of at least 10 people after firing at Santa Fe High School. As the story is coming out, more information is coming out about Pagourtzis’ family, including Antonios Pagourtzis and Rose Maria Kosmetatos, his father and mother.
What do we know so far?
It is believed that the shooter, a 17-year-old at the time of the incident, used a handgun and a shotgun that his father legally purchased. During early reports of the story, it was unknown if the suspect’s father was aware his guns were taken at the time of the incident.
According to Click2Houston, suspects were searching a home that was connected to the suspect, with several law enforcement agencies at the scene, which was three miles away from the school. It was also believed that there was a bomb at the house.
The parents’ lives on social media
On his Facebook account, the suspect’s father showed support for Fox News and Dana Loesch, a spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, on Facebook. That said, his posts usually did not appear political in nature. He was also found to have liked cities in Greece. The suspect’s mother usually avoided politics on social media, showcasing her Christian faith in various posts.
Antonios Pagourtzis is an immigrant from Magoulítsa, Kardhitsa, Greece, who currently lives in Houston, Texas. He also reportedly works at North American Marine, Inc.
According to Texas Tribune, a woman identified as “Rosemarie K. Pagourtzis,” believed to be the suspect’s mother, was said to be an administrative associate in Pediatric Endocrinology, a department of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her name is also believed to have been given as “Rose Maria Kosmetatos,” on social media.
Pagourtzis’ mother and father were married 18 years ago and have a 15-year age difference between each other.