Houston Gun Rights Advocate, Christy Sheats, Shoots 2 Daughters Dead On Their Father's Birthday Before Police Kill Her (Video)
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FULSHEAR, TX (KTRK) -- A silence continues to hang over a Fort Bend County neighborhood after a shooting rocked the usually quiet street.
Fort Bend County Sheriff's deputies say Taylor Sheats, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17, were shot and killed by their mother Christy Sheats, 42, on Friday around 5pm. A Fulshear police officer shot and killed Christy at the home on Remson Hollow Lane when she refused to drop her weapon. Only the husband and father, Jason Sheats, was not harmed.
An eyewitness saw Taylor, Madison and Jason running out of their home. According to the eyewitness, the young women were already wounded. The neighbor said Taylor collapsed on the street and he saw Christy come outside with a gun and then go back inside to reload. When she emerged again, she shot Madison in the back, according to the eyewitness.
Deputies said a dispute lead up to the shooting.
"All I saw was the police officer aiming his rifle toward someone and saying 'drop your weapons,' and then afterward another gunshot," explained neighbor Sabeeh Siddiqui. "Soon after that there were a lot of police cars that came."
“The cops were behind the trees and behind the cars, and they told the mom to put the gun down and obviously she did not,” neighbor Fazz Zainuddin said.
“She walked towards the body, I think Madison, already on the ground and I guess the cop was afraid that she was going to shoot her again,” Zainuddin said.
Deputies said her husband, also the victims' father, watched the brutal killings.
“He heard the dad say, 'Don't do this. They're our kids,'” Zainuddin said.
Another neighbor, who said she was close to the family, told abc13 the couple had recently reunited after being separated. She said the shooting happened on Jason's birthday.
Friends of the two young women are struggling to come to terms with the shooting.
"She was just such a sweet girl. She had tons of friends, me and him both. I just can't believe it happened," said a visibly stunned Matthew Wiley about Taylor.
Madison was set to be a senior at Seven Lakes High School this fall.
"She seemed like a nice person. I talked to her a few times," neighbor Faaiz Siddiqui said. "Especially Taylor. She babysat us a few times and my brother got tutor lessons from her. All I can say is they are nice people. There's nothing wrong with them."
Taylor Sheats (left) and Madison Sheats
Madison's close friend, who wanted to stay anonymous, told Eyewitness News that Madison was nice to everyone.
"Madison brought nothing but happiness to everyone she ever met. She was nice to everyone and she wouldn't have harmed a fly," the friend said.
Alick Arnold grew up not far from the Sheats home and said he was a family friend.
First responders escort Jason Sheats away from his home after his daughters and wife were shot and killed. (ABC 13 EYEWITNESS NEWS)
"He (Jason) loved his daughters. They were like best friends for sure," he added. "It crushed him. I know it's hard for the family."
Christy, a vocal gun rights advocate, posted on Facebook about her paranoia that Democrats would take away her weapons.
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