Seal Beach salon shooter identified as Scott DeKraai

The shooter in today's Seal Beach Salon Meritage shooting is reportedly Scott DeKraai of Huntington Beach, who was targeting his ex-wife Michelle. They have a 7-year-old son together and were in a custody dispute.

As usual, Patch beats the MSM:
Eight people were killed and one critically wounded Wednesday afternoon when a heavily armed gunman wearing body armor opened fire at the Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, police said.

Shortly after the shootings, a white male suspect -- who had weapons strewn across the floorboard of his white truck and guns strapped to his body -- was arrested without incident half a mile from the scene, police and witnesses said.

The alleged gunman was the ex-husband of a salon employee named Michelle, according to the husband of another employee who survived the shooting unharmed after locking herself inside a back room. Another source identified the suspect as Scott DeKraii of Long Beach, who worked in sportfishing.

DeKraai was injured in a tug boat accident in 2007 and appears to have purchased the home at 16212 Melody Lane in Huntington Beach in 2008 for $629,000. It is now worth $490,000 according to Zillow.

Thank goodness DeKraai's grandfather, longtime Seal Beach resident and former firefighter Monte Moore, didn't live to see this tragedy.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. I too found out the info on Patch, while the media and police were still not saying anything about this POS.

I also found an article from 1997 in the LA Times which quotes both scott and Mr. Moore.

Anonymous said...

Also as you pointed out, the correct spelling is "DeKraai" not as spelled in Patch article

Anonymous said...

in 2008 for $629,000. It is now worth $490,000 according to Zillow.

Meh, anyone who bought any house in California during 2008 is probably underwater nowadays.

Anonymous said...

Maybe an "isolated incident" by a total nutjob, but -- yet more evidence that human beings should never get married.

Anonymous said...

I heard on the radio that he was on medication. I wonder if it was an SSRI. I also found an la times article where he was quoted about some flooding in sunset beach while drinking a beer on his patio. Could he have been on anti depressants which can cause suicidal thoughts? Did he take pain medication for his tug boat injury? I have heard that mixing medication and alchole can cause people to get angry and aggressive. They give out medication like candy these days. They don't ask people if they drink. Consequences.

friend said...

I knew the victim and she was very sweet. The law had taken all his guns the first time he assaulted her and then returned them. It goes to show that if your husband beats you up it is a matter of time before he will kill you. This is sad day for the whole family. He has no excuses.

VOL1 said...

@ friend. So sorry about your friend. I will say a prayer for you and her family members. Very sorry for the children involved. I hope they put him on the fast track of the death penalty. I don't think we should support his anger issues any longer while he is in jail.

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