Texas standoff ends with apparent suicide of 62-year-old man suspected in wife’s death – Arthur Edigin fired into a car carrying his estranged wife outside a church, killing her and critically injuring his daughter
A man who was accused of killing his estranged wife and critically wounding her daughter at a church in Houston, Texas ended a standoff with law enforcement by taking his own life
Arthur Edigin, ended a six-hour standoff with SWAT on Friday morning, when he was found in a bathtub dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said
Deputies launched a manhunt for Edigin Thursday night after he fired into a car carrying his family outside Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Houston on
His estranged wife, Graciela Torres, 66, died in the shooting while his adult daughter Penny Edigin-Zapata, 31, was critically injured
His 17-month-old grandchild were also in the car
He fled the scene and holed up in a hotel near the near Westheimer area
After failed hours-long negotiation with law enforcement, Edigin allegedly shot himself on Friday morning
Before he took his own life, investigators were seeking Arthur Edigin, 62, in connection with Thursday’s shooting outside Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Houston, TX. His estranged wife died in the shooting while his 31-year-old daughter was critically injured
A man who was accused of killing his estranged wife and critically wounding his daughter at a church parking lot in Houston is dead after a standoff at a west Harris County hotel Friday morning, authorities said.
Deputies launched a manhunt for 62-year-old Arthur Edigin Thursday night after he fired into a car carrying his wife, Graciela Torres, 66; his daughter, Penny Edigin-Zapata, 31; and his 17-month-old grandchild.
He fled to the Extended Stay America hotel at 2424 West Sam Houston Parkway near Westheimer, where he had a room on the fourth floor. Friday morning, he was found in the bathtub dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Sr. Deputy Thomas Gilliland of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies at the standoff at a west Houston hotel Friday with a Edigin who was accused of killing his estranged wife and critically wounding their adult daughter at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Houston, Texas on Thursday.
Stunned church goers stare after Arthur Edigan shot his wife and injure his daughter in the parking lot of a Catholic Church in Houston, TX., on Jan 17
Gilliland said the SWAT team was invited to the scene after nearly six hours of futile attempts to negotiate with Edigin. As negotiations broke off and the SWAT involvement grew, police moved guests out of the hotel.
During the negotiations, deputies broke through Edigin’s window to deploy gas canisters and stun grenades in the room. Hours later a second round of gas canisters was released in the room, with the suspect still refusing to surrender to police.
A robot entered the room at 6:50 a.m. and found Edigin deceased in the bathroom, with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the sheriff’s office.
Some hotel guests were treated for minor respiratory issues, Gilliland said.