FULSHEAR, Texas – The Latest on a Texas mother who fatally shot her two daughters before she was killed by police (all times local):
Authorities say a Texas mother who fatally shot her daughters before being killed by police had called them and her husband to a family meeting.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office says Christy Sheats' husband and two daughters, 22-year-old Taylor and 17-year-old Madison, joined her in the living room Friday. Authorities say during the meeting, Sheats shot both girls.
An officer who responded to the shooting saw the daughters lying in the street and Sheats with a gun in her hand. Sheats refused orders to drop the gun and the officer fired one shot, killing Sheats.
The sheriff's office says it has responded to 14 calls at the house since January 2012. Some of the calls were over alarms, but the sheriff's office wouldn't describe the reasons for the other calls.
A Texas sheriff's office says its officers had been called out multiple times in the past to the home of a mother who killed her two daughters, before she was fatally shot by police.
Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Caitilin Espinosa said Monday that the call outs were for several different reasons. Espinosa earlier told People magazine the calls involved Christy Sheats' "mental crisis."
A Facebook profile consistent with Sheats' biographical details included a pro-gun post, alongside posts about how much she loved members of her family.
Sheriff Troy Nehls said a family argument led to the shooting Friday evening in front of a home just outside the Houston suburb of Fulshear.
Nehls says the two daughters had already been shot when an officer arrived. The officer shot and killed the woman, who was apparently preparing to shoot one of the daughters again.