Police identify 3 children killed at Texas City apartment

Person of interest in custody

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TEXAS CITY, Texas – Investigators were granted a search warrant and have been in and out of a Texas City apartment where police say three children were killed and a woman was shot.

According to authorities, Juniad Hashim Mehmood, described as a person of interest, was arrested around the same time the search warrant was granted, after police received a call from a person who claimed to be Mehmood. 

Mehmood has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is being held in jail without bond, police said.

Prerson of interest in the shooting deaths of three children, Junaid Hashim Mehmood was taken into custody, Jan. 3, 0219.

Officers said the caller told police where he was and waited for police to arrive.

Authorities found Mehmood in the parking lot of a Panera on El Dorado near I-45, where he was taken into custody on an unrelated charge of furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Officers said Mehmood told them he had thrown a gun in a nearby field, but there is no word on whether it’s been found. 

VIDEO: See the moment Juniad Mehmood gets taken into custody

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