Man wanted, accused of killing estranged wife, shooting daughter

By Cory McCord - Digital News Editor

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A woman was shot to death by her estranged husband in a church parking lot Thursday in northwest Harris County, according to authorities. Harris County officials said Arthur Edigin also shot his 31-year-old daughter, who was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

Edigin, 62, has not been located. He is described by authorities as being about 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing about 144 pounds. Authorities said he is driving a white 2008 Chevrolet Suburban with damage to its front right quarter panel. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 713-221-6000.

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This photo of Arthur Edigin was released by the Harris County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 17, 2019.

Harris County deputies said the shooting is believed to be related to a domestic dispute and happened at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church at 11507 Huffmeister Road around 7 p.m.

Authorities said Edgin fired at least five shots into the passenger side of the vehicle in which the victims were sitting.

Edigin's estranged wife was 66.

Watch the video below to see the update provided by authorities around 9:15 p.m.

The Christ the Redeemer Catholic School, which holds classes at the church, was temporarily placed on lockdown due to the shooting.

"I heard the two shots while I was at a meeting at the community center. It was very loud. It happened right outside where we were at,” Beatriz Caraballo said.

This is a list of activities that were scheduled for Thursday night:

  • Ladies Auxiliary Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • St. Anne’s Society Meeting at 7 p.m.
  • Adult Bible Study from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Here is a statement from the church:

"To all in the CtR community: There was a shooting in the front parking lot of our campus this evening at approximately 7 p.m. Police are on site now investigating. Two individuals were transported to local hospitals for treatment. All others are safe and accounted for at this time. Police are allowing those who were on campus at the time of the shooting to make their way to the cars to leave. Please keep the victims and our community in your prayers. We will update with further information as it becomes available."

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