Santa Fe Shooting

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Sheriff: Officers Engaged Santa Fe Shooter In 4 Minutes

May 21, 2018 - 5:01 pm
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HOUSTON (AP) - A sheriff says officers were able to “engage” the shooter at a Texas school in 4 minutes after they were called to the scene.

Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset says the shooter was contained Friday afternoon, with minimal gunfire from law enforcement officers. He says that allowed the rest of Santa Fe High School to be evacuated safely.

How much time elapsed from the moment gunfire erupted until the last victim was shot remains unclear.

Trochesset said 200 officers from law enforcement agencies throughout the region converged on the scene Friday.

Seventenn-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis remains in the Galveston County Jail without bond and under suicide watch, charged with capital murder.

Also, Santa Fee school officials announced Monday that students won’t return to classes until after Memorial Day — on Tuesday, May 29.