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Multi-County Effort Results in Arrest of Katy Teen Snapchat Shooter


September 26, 2019

By Natalie Cook Clark

A Katy teen who posted multiple videos on Snapchat of himself shooting a gun in both Harris and Fort Bend County is behind bars thanks to a massive joint effort from Precinct 5 investigators, Precinct 3 Constable’s office, and Assistant District Attorney Sean Teare. The teen is a graduate from Tompkins High School.

Constable Heap and Constable Thompson seen center with their teams. Picture shared from Thompson's Facebook page.

Multi-County Effort Leads to Arrest

Precinct 5 investigators, in a joint effort with the Precinct 3 Constable’s Office in Fort Bend County, identified Gautam Seenivasan, 19, from several videos posted on Snapchat in June and July. In these videos, Seenivasan is seen shooting a firearm into the air in public places such as an apartment complex in Southwest Houston, a neighborhood in Fort Bend County, and while driving along the Westpark Tollway, a major tollway through Katy.

Very Dangerous Behavior

“This is not a joke. It’s not funny. It’s not something that needs to be posted on social media to try to gain attention and popularity,” said Constable Ted Heap. “This a very dangerous act that could have deadly consequences.“

Watch a Compilation of Seenivasan's Snapchat Posts

Praise for the Team

"It's been an honor to work with Constable Heap's team to get this person off the streets," says Constable Wayne Thompson of Precinct 3. "Obviously he was a danger and hazard to those around him and we will not stand for it in any county, Fort Bend or Harris County."

Suspect Currently on Probation for Other Offenses

According to Thompson, Seenivasan is currently on probation regarding other offenses in Fort Bend County. "I think this shows that he is not going to change his behavior," says Thompson.

A Student from Katy

Seenivasan attended Katy's Tompkins High School from 2014-2018. According to his Facebook page he has attended classes this year at Houston's University of St. Thomas.

Faces Third Degree Felonies

Seenivasan is facing third degree felony charges of deadly conduct. He is being held in the Fort Bend County Jail.


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