42-year-old Christy Sheats shot and killed her two grownup daughters, then committed suicide by cop
A mother killed her two daughters before she was gunned down by the police in in a standoff. The chilling incident occured in a quiet neighborhood of Houston, Texas.
Christy Sheats, shot and killed her daughters Taylor, 22, and Madison, 17, following a domestic dispute that started inside the home on the 6000 block of Remson Hollow, but later spilled out onto the road on Friday.
Christy Sheats, 42, was killed by a responding police officer after she refused to drop her gun. Madison was pronounced dead on the scene, while Taylor who was airlifted to a hospital she later died.
The two victims Taylor Sheats and Madison Sheats murdered in cold blood by their own mother
Madison (left) died on the scene, Taylor (right) died a day later
Police tape off the crime scene
Police responding to a 911 call of “shots fired,” around 5pm on Friday night, found the two females, a teenager and a young adult shot and lying outside the home on Remson Hollow Lane.
Their mother who was still holding a pistol refused to comply with directives to drop her weapon she was pointing, and was shot by one of the police officers.
According to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, the younger victim, 17-year-old Madison was dead by the time police arrived on the scene. her sister Taylor, 22, was airlifted to the Texas Medical Center in Houston in critical condition on Friday, she died on Saturday.
Christy Sheats (left) with her look alike older daughter, Taylor. The Texas mother shot and killed her daughter on Friday
Sheriffs department crime scene members bag a gun for evidence at the Sheats family shooting which claimed three lives , Friday
The motive for the shooting remains under investigation, athough the Sheriff’s records show that deputies had been sent to the family home in the past on more than one occasion. “But as to why we were called here, I don’t know,” County Sheriff Troy Nehls, said. The police think “It was a family argument that turned into a shooting.” Nehls said “But we’re still trying to put the pieces together.”