A police officer who was assisting the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in Texas, shot Christy Sheats who was an alleged pro-Gun activist. The officer shoots and kills the Texas mom while she held the .38 caliber handgun used to shoot and kill her two daughters, police said.
Christy Sheats, 42 and Madison Sheats,17 were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Taylor Sheats, 22 was taken by a medical helicopter to a local hospital, where she later died.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that Christy Sheats called a family meeting at her home and was joined by her husband, Jason Sheats, and her two daughters, Taylor and Madison prior to the shooting.
As the family sat in the living room, the mom held up a gun and shot both of her daughters, police said. Her husband watched as she shot Taylor, neighbor Fazz Zainuddin told KPRC-TV.
“Jason Sheats and both daughters managed to get out of the house house by going through the front door,” sheriff’s office said Monday in the press release. “Madison collapsed and died. Jason ran to the end of the cul-de-sac. Taylor ran into the street and Christy Sheats followed, shooting Taylor again. According to a witness, Christy Sheats went back inside the home to reload the gun. Christy Sheats returned and shot Taylor once more.”
The neighbor told the news station he heard him say, “‘Don’t do this. They’re our kids.”
Police earlier said the shooting incident began with a family argument.
“It was a family argument that turned into a shooting,” Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls told the Houston Chronicle. “But we’re still trying to put the pieces together.”
The murder weapon, a five-shot .38 caliber handgun, was recovered at the scene, police said.
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