Alleged Houston charter school shooter, victim identified

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Alleged Houston charter school shooter, victim identified

The former student of a Houston charter school who allegedly shot an administrator with a rifle on Friday has been identified by relatives.

Dexter Kelsey was named by various sources, including family members, KHOU’s Janelle Bludau tweeted. She said Kelsey was in police custody.

The victim was also identified as YES Prep Southwest’s principal, Eric Espinoza, according to KTRK.

Espinoza was released from the hospital Friday, the station reported.

Kelsey, 25, allegedly shot out a window to enter, then fired on Espinoza, hitting him in the back, police said. The suspect surrendered and was arrested.

Dexter Kelsey was identified as family members as the alleged shooter, while Eric Espinoza was named by relatives as the victim.
Dexter Kelsey was identified as family members as the alleged shooter, while Eric Espinoza was named as the victim.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner is shown after speaking to the media about a shooting at YES Prep Academy Southwest Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 in Houston.
The former student of a Houston charter school who allegedly shot an administrator with a rifle on Friday has been identified by relatives.
AP

No students were injured, school officials said. The building will be closed through Wednesday.

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