Police in Houston, Texas shot and killed a woman on Saturday, June 25 after the mother killed her two daughters.
Christy Sheats, 42 shot her two daughters after a dispute.
“It was a family argument that turned into a shooting, but we’re still trying to put the pieces together,” Ford Bend County Sheriff Tony Nehls said.
Witnesses reportedly saw the two girls fleeing from their home only to be shot dead in the street by Sheats. Their father, Jason, fled unharmed and alerted the police from a neighbor’s home. Police shot Sheats soon after arriving to the scene.
“That armed shooter was also in the street and, after refusing to drop her weapon was shot and killed by a Fulshear officer,” the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said.
The older daughter, Taylor, 22, was found dead on site. Madison, 17, died soon after being flown to at Texas Medical Center.
Police records show that they had been called several times to the home of the Sheats couple, who had recently reunited after a separation.
It is unknown what led Sheats to shoot her daughters. She was a known gun advocate, as she recently wrote on her Facebook page, “It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself and my family were taken away, but that’s exactly what democrats are determined to do by banning semi-automatic handguns.”
Friends of the two girls offered their condolences on social media.
“Taylor Sheats you were a beautiful soul! Always easy going, kind hearted, wonderful and contagious smile, also a great artist. Rest in peace!” Travis Reynolds wrote on Facebook.