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Four family members killed in Houston murder-suicide; 29-year-old Dekitta Holmes fatally shoots sister, stepfather, and another male, critically injures mom before turning the gun on herself

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Houston woman, 29, murders her sister, stepfather and another man before shooting her mother and turning the gun on herself in murder suicide

Police believe Dekitta Holmes, 29, shot four people in a murder spree on Friday in Fresno, Texas

She allegedly first killed her sister Carolyn Holmes, a 48-year-old mother-of-two at Carolyn’s home

She drove to her own home and shot an unnamed man

Next she went down the street and shot her mother before killing her mother’s 65-year-old boyfriend, Robert Lee Wesley. Laverne Holmes, 64, was critically injured

The mother-of-three, with a background in criminal justice went home and killed herself

Spanning three locations, the shootings are the most violent in Fresno this year

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Dekitta Holmes allegedly, killed three of her loved ones before shooting herself, Friday

Police in Houston, Texas  believe a 29-year-old Houston area woman killed herself after shooting dead her sister, stepfather, another man, and critically injuring her mother on Friday.
Dekitta Holmes, appears to have shot her sister, stepfather, an unidentified male, then her mother before shooting herself. Three of the victims died, but her mother who was left critically injured survived.
The killing spree spanned three locations in the Houston area on Friday and is the most deadly shooting the city has seen this year, according to police.
Authorities identified the shooter as Dekitta Holmes, 29, who is a mother of three children with an education in criminal justice and no history of violence.
Police believe Dekitta first killed her sister Carolyn Holmes, who is a 48-year-old mother-of-two at her home in Fresno, Texas.
She then allegedly drove to her own home in southeast Houston, and shot an unidentified man inside. Still on a rampage she continued a few houses down to her mother Laverne Holmes’ home, striking her with a bullet and fatally shooting her stepfather, 65-year-old Robert Lee Wesley.
Laverne Holmes, 64, is said to be alive but in critical condition.

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Laverne Holmes was also shot by her daughter and is now in critical condition. Her boyfriend Robert Wesley was also shot and killed 

Houston police said officers responding to a welfare check at Laverne’s home when they discovered the bodies of the stepfather and alleged shooter around 7:10am.
As detectives were investigating the scene, they were then informed of the shooting at Dekitta’s nearby home, where authorities found the body of a man who she may have been living with her at the time, Click 2 Houston reported.
After responding to the shootings in Houston, police asked Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputies to check Carolyn’s home in Fresno, about 16 miles southwest of Houston. Upon entering through a back door, they found her body inside.

Before turning the gun on herself, Dekitta reportedly called her sister, Carolyn’s daughter. She asked her niece to gather her own children and make sure they weren’t separated. Smart and devoted to her children, that is how friends described Dekitta Holmes who has no criminal history. She was said to be ordinarily peace loving.
“She’s smart, she’s educated, she graduated with honors in college and she made the dean’s list. It’s shocking,” explained John Steward, who had a child with Holmes.
According to her friend Delia Ledet: ‘She told her [niece], that she harmed four people. And that she wanted her children to stay together, please get them and make sure they stay together,’ Ledet said.
‘I’ve never known her to be an aggressive person. She’s not a violent person. You know, so for this to happen, literally, is like jaw-dropping for us.’
The murders come as a shock to the generally quiet neighborhood, where stepfather Robert worked at a nearby convenience store.
Robert’s son said that his father was a staple in the community, and that he believes that an issue regarding Dekitta’s children may have led to her alleged breakdown.
‘Something about her kids,’ he told ABC 13. ‘She got tired of people telling her about her kids so she lost it.’

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