Mother called family meeting before fatally shooting 2 daughters

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – New details have been released in a family violence case in which a mother killed her two daughters on a neighborhood street before being fatally shot by an officer in Katy.

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office investigators said Christy Sheats, 42, shot and killed her two daughters, Taylor Sheats, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17.

Over the weekend, a member of the Sheats family, living in Alabama, wrote on Facebook that Taylor Sheats was to be married Monday in a small ceremony.

"They were to be married Monday. And later again after graduation from college with a big wedding," Ann Sheats Wooten wrote.

It is unclear whether the fateful family meeting called by Christy Sheats on Friday was to discuss the pending wedding.

According to officials, Christy Sheats had arranged a meeting with the family Friday at their home in the 6000 block of Remson Hollow Lane near Blanchard Grove Drive. When her daughters and husband, Jason Sheats, gathered in the living room, investigators said the mother pulled out a five-shot, .38-caliber handgun and shot the two women.

Officers said the daughters and their father managed to run out of the house, using the front door. Investigators said Madison Sheats collapsed and died, while Jason Sheats ran to the end of the cul-de-sac.

“We heard the dad say, 'Don't do this. They're our kids,'” neighbor Fazz Zainuddin said.

Christy Sheats chased Taylor Sheats down the street, shooting her again, deputies said. According to a witness, the mother then went back inside the house and reloaded her gun. When she returned, a witness said Christy Sheats shot Taylor Sheats again. 

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