Atascocita High shooter identified after posting on Snapchat, Sheriff says
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed that a shooting that left one student with gunshot wounds at Atascocita High School yesterday was part of a drug deal gone bad.
Gonzalez said a 16-year-old male was shot while trying to buy drugs from Mikael Necciosup, who has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the incident. The 17-year old is currently in the Harris County jail.
“This appears to have stemmed from a narcotics transaction, so there’s no broader concern to the school per say. This was just an individual type of interaction so we do want to make sure we’re very clear on that,” Gonzalez said.
Both the boy who was shot and Necciosup attend Atascocita High School, Humble ISD officials confirmed.
Gonzalez said law enforcement was able to identify Necciosup through Snapchat videos he posted that day about the incident. Humble ISD police found Necciosup with another individual not involved in the incident during a traffic stop, and he turned himself in.
The arrest was a collaboration between the HCSO, the Humble ISD Police Department and the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s office.
“We began collaborating and developed a plan, developing leads, looking at video, and it the led us to develop some suspect information,” Gonzalez said. “I know there have been some questions, and (yes) it’s the same individual that has been posting on Snapchat.”
Gonzalez said that along with Necciosup the law enforcement agencies have been able to confiscate the alleged weapon used in the incident.
All parties have been cooperative and the sheriff’s office is still investigating to determine who could face charges and the severity of them, he said. Humble ISD Police Chief Solomon Cook said the Harris County District Attorney will determine the level of the offense and decide on any additional charges.
Gonzalez said there was another individual who was with the student that was shot that witnessed the incident. The witness ran from scene and did not sustain an injury. There was also another person with Necciosup.
Humble ISD Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen said they received notice of this incident through an anonymous tip on their iHelp app. The iHelp app allows students, staff and parents to submit tips about anything that could pose a safety risk.
“Whoever is the iHelp tipster out there we need to thank them also,” Fagen said. “To have the opportunity for people to give us information directly has made a real difference multiple times since the inception of iHelp.”
Fagen applauded the law enforcement and staff on campus for handling the situation well.