Dexter Kelsey Wiki – Dexter Kelsey Biography
Dexter Kelsey is an ex-student who shoots Houston prep school principal on campus. Kelsey allegedly entered the campus of the YES Prep Southwest Secondary while carrying a rifle and shot the principal in the back. Reports said he is now in police custody after the Houston police arrived at the scene at around 11:45 am local time.
He is 25 years old.
Houston School Shooting
The 25-year-old’s alleged attack only injured the school’s principal, Eric Espinoza, after he made his way through shooting the institution’s locked glass door. After the shooting, Espinoza was rushed to the Medical Center in downtown Houston to undergo surgery. Though his condition was grave, he is likely to survive.
It has been said that the cops did not have to struggle much as Kelsey, a former student of the school, surrendered. Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said that he was happy to know that no child was hurt during the incident as it “could have been a lot worse,” before adding: “I don’t think any kid or anybody should witness this, but it’s the world we live in.”
A 7th-grade student whose identity has not been revealed said, “When I was coming out, I saw blood and glass shattering everywhere. My teachers told me to stay back in the classroom where nobody could see you, and officers came, saying, ‘Put your hands up. Go outside.'”
Dexter Kelsey Arrested
Family members and two sources confirm to us that 25-year-old Dexter Kelsey was the suspected shooter. The family says police called them Friday to tell them they had Kelsey in custody.
BREAKING: family members along with two sources confirm to us Dexter Kelsey is the suspected shooter at YES Prep Southwest earlier today. He is currently in @houstonpolice custody. The family confirms this was his Facebook profile, now taken down. More from them on @KHOU at 10. pic.twitter.com/vW7BRzbiYE
— Janelle Bludau (@JanelleKHOU) October 2, 2021
According to a law enforcement source, Kelsey confessed to the shooting, telling police he was hearing voices and was not after the principal but rather a different staff member.
The Houston Police Department released a statement that read, “There is one suspect in custody. Officers are searching the school for any other possible suspects at this time. The scene is still active.” YES, Prep Southwest Secondary school also issued a statement that said, “ATTENTION FAMILIES: Police are on campus with a suspect in custody who opened fire inside the school. No students have been injured.
Students have been transported to W. Fuqua and Hiram Clarke, where they can be picked up. Please do not drive to the school; Houston Police Department blocks roads. We are gathering information and will pass it along as soon as we can.”
In a press release, the school added: “We cannot imagine the terror you must have felt as the events unfolded. [Friday’s] shocking incident is one that no student, parent or educator should ever have to go through or cope with on their own. We have counsellors standing by to help anyone needing support over the weekend, next week, and through the school year.”