Monday, June 27, 2016


A Texas mother fatally shot her two daughters at their Katy home before she was shot dead by a responding police officer, authorities say.

Christy Sheats, 42, killed Taylor Sheats, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office says.

She was shot once by a Fulshear Police officer after she refused to drop her gun, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said. The responding officer saw her shoot one of her daughters in the street, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

Jason Sheats, the girls’ father and Christy Sheats’ husband, was at the home at the time of the shooting, but was not injured. Police said he was hospitalized because of his emotional state after the incident.

Katy is located near Houston. The shooting happened about 5 p.m. Friday in the 6000 block of Remson Hollow. Sheats and her daughters were identified by police on Saturday.

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