Nathaniel Berhow Bio, Wiki
Nathaniel Berhow is a 16-year-old sophomore student from Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. He has been identified as the suspect in Santa Clarita shooting that has left two people dead and four people, including the suspect, injured. The shooting occurred on his birthday. The suspect and all the victims are students at Saugus High School.
Berhow died at the hospital about 3:30 p.m. on Friday, November 15th, 2019 authorities said. He had been hospitalized in “grave condition” after the shooting.
Santa Clarita is a city of about 200,000 located about 40 miles away from downtown Los Angeles. About 2,400 students attended Saugus High School, located at 21900 Centurion Way. The school is part of the William S. Hart Union High School District.
Sheriff Villanueva in a press release said:
- 5 people were shot shot
- 2 victims died ( a 16-year-old girl identified as Gracie Muehlberger and a 14-year-old boy identified as Dominic Blackwell )
- The 16-year-old male suspect is a sophomore student at the school
- – Suspect in “grave” condition after shooting himself in the head and reported dead a day later, on Friday, Nov. 15th, 2019
- At the day of the shooting (November 14th, 2019) the suspect was celebrating his 16th birthday
- .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol recovered
BREAKING UPDATE: At least one person has been struck by gunfire in a shooting outside Saugus High School in Santa Clarita. Authorities are searching for a male Asian suspect in black clothing. pic.twitter.com/DRULCfnGen
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) November 14, 2019
Nathaniel Berhow Age
He was born on November 14th, 2003.
Nathaniel Berhow Background
He was born to an American Father, Mark Berhow and an Asian mother of Japanese descent, Mami Matsuura thus making him half American and half Japanese.
Santa Clarita Shooting
On Thursday, November 14th 1round 1:45 a.m. authorities were alerted to Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California by a sheriff’s deputy who was off-duty when he heard gunshots while he dropped his child off at school.
Surveillance video from the chaotic scene showed sheriff’s deputies swarming the scene and multiple victims being removed from the school on stretchers. Later, it was confirmed that a 16-year-old girl, Gracie Muehlberger and a 14-year-old boy, Dominic Blackwell had died as a result of the shooting. Two wounded teenage girls, ages 15 and 14, as well as another 14-year-old boy are not in critical condition.
“It’s one of my worst nightmares as a sheriff,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
The suspect in the shooting was later identified as a 16-year-old, Nathaniel Berhow.
Nathaniel Berhow Parents
An online obituary lists Mark Berhow as Nathaniel Berhow’s father. Mark died from a heart attack on December 5th, 2017. He was a native of Lancaster, California, 45 miles east of Santa Clarita, and that he died while living in Valencia, California. He was 55 years old. Photos on the obituary page show Mark Berhow with various hunting rifles.
Those paying tribute on Mark Berhow’s obituary names his wife as Mami Matsuura, and his children as Samantha and Nathaniel. A Facebook tribute to Mark Berhow says that Mami Matasuura had family flying from Japan for the funeral.
Online records show that Mark Berhow and his wife began divorce proceedings in August 2016. Matsuura is referred to as the “petitioner” in those documents, meaning she filed for divorce. Records show that Matsuura was also filing for custody.
Neighbours said that Berhow’s family kept themselves to themselves.
Nathaniel Berhow Girlfriend & Mother are Being Questioned
Berhow’s girlfriend and mother are being questioned by authorities, reports NBC Los Angeles.
Nathaniel Berhow Saugus High School Student
Nathaniel Berhow was listed as taking part in a track meet in Santa Clarita where he represented Saugus High School. The meet was held in Central Park on September 19th, 2019. Two months later Central Park was the location of the reunification point between parents and students following the Saugus High School student.
Nathaniel Berhow Motive
A motive and other details about the shooting have not been made public. “That’s going to take us a while to go through,” Sheriff Villanueva said of the investigation into what led to the shooting. The sheriff later told the media that when authorities retrieved the gun used in the shooting, a .45 caliber handgun, it was empty.
Officials said that surveillance footage from the shooting showed the suspect remove the gun from his backpack and shooting at five students before shooting himself in the head.
Nathaniel Berhow Death & Cause
Berhow died at the hospital about 3:30 p.m. on Friday, November 15th, 2019 authorities said. He had been hospitalized in “grave condition” after shooting himself in the head in an apparent suicide attempt.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Alex Nueva had earlier said that Berhow is gravely ill in hospital. Police sources had told NBC4 that the shooter was actually brain dead and only attached to a life support machine while his organs can be harvested for donation.
Nathaniel Berhow Instagram
As per his fellow students, Berhow had an Instagram account whose bio was changed the night prior to the shooting to read: ‘Saugus have fun at high school tomorrow.’
That account – which also includes a misogynistic meme with using a photo from this year’s New Zealand mosque massacre – has since been taken down.