It seems like on the heels of most tragedies like the Santa Fe, TX high school shooting, the family of the one who committed the crime are almost always taken aback. Sometimes they know, sometimes they don’t, and a lot of times they lie on camera — I mean who wants to admit their son/daughter/nephew is a violent killer?
The family of the Santa Fe shooter just broke their silence and they had some very interesting things to say about the shooter…
Fox 2 Now reports:
The family of the 17-year-old boy accused of killing 10 people and wounding 13 others at a Texas high school Friday issued a statement expressing condolences to the victims.
Dimitrios Pagourtzis’ family members said they are “as shocked and confused as anyone by these events that occurred.”
Pagourtzis is a “smart, quiet, sweet boy,” they said.
The statement, issued through a law firm, says the family is cooperating with investigators and will make no other public comments until the fact-finding stage is completed.
“While we remain mostly in the dark about the specifics of yesterday’s tragedy, what we have learned from media reports seems incompatible with the boy we love,” they said.
Pagourtzis is being held without bail and is accused of capital murder of multiple people and aggravated assault on a public servant. He has not entered a plea.
Robert Barfield, the attorney for Pagourtzis, said his client is “not doing well” and is “confused.”
Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt has offered to pay the funeral expenses for victims of the massacre, according to a spokeswoman for the NFL team.
The Santa Fe school district will close its schools Monday and Tuesday, officials said — but students and staff are slowly being allowed to collect their belongings from part of the the high school.
Officers were escorting people back to the campus Saturday in groups of 10 to collect things such as valuables, keys and vehicles, school district Police Chief Walter Braun said. Fifty had returned to the school by the afternoon.