Man accused of fatally shooting woman, injuring her sister near Friendswood dies after shooting himself: Sheriff

A man accused of killing a woman and injuring her sister in a shooting near Friendswood Monday has died after turning the gun on himself, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Tuesday.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A man accused of killing a woman and injuring her sister in a shooting near Friendswood Monday has died after turning the gun on himself, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Tuesday.

Deputies with HCSO said two sisters were shot in the 4700 block of Backenberry Drive at Constitution Lane. The victims have been identified as Redha Sayed, 18 and Mahenoor Sayed, 20, according to Gonzalez.

It is believed the situation may have stemmed from an argument with the suspect. According to Gonzalez, the man shot the two sisters and then fled the scene in a gray sedan.

Redha Sayed was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said. Mahenoor Sayed, who survived the shooting, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Gonzalez said members of the HCSO Warrants Unit located the possible suspect in the shooting while he was in a vehicle parked outside of a grocery store in the 12600 block of Interstate 45 N. in Willis. As deputies approached the vehicle, Gonzalez said the man shot himself. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition and later died, authorities said.

Gonzalez said deputies at the scene did not discharge their weapons.

A witness told KPRC 2 reporter Cathy Hernandez that two cars parked right in front of his home as he and his wife were watching on their surveillance cameras.

“I just couldn’t sleep. I’m still thinking about it,” he said. “I feel it’s very graphic. It’s probably only something you’d see in a movie, but it’s real life.”

The man recalled details of the incident, saying, “I see a young lady get out of a vehicle. She walks up to the car and she opens the door and she’s having a conversation with whoever is on the driver’s side of that car. It appeared to me that they knew each other and they were having a small argument.”

He said two other women got out of the car and walked up to the car where the two were talking.

“She’s telling the other young lady, can she please move aside, move aside ... that’s when you heard the two shots go off and both of those ladies hit the ground,” the man said.


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