Texas mom killed by police after she shot two daughters to death, police say
When police pulled up to the manicured Houston subdivision Friday evening, after a flood of 911 calls directing them there, they found two young women lying in the street, their bodies bleeding from bullet wounds.
Nearby stood their mother, 42-year-old Christy Sheats. In her hand she held a gun.
Authorities demanded she drop her weapon, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, but she refused. An officer with the Fulshear Police Department opened fire and shot the mother dead.
Sheats’ husband and the girls’ father, Jason Sheats, watched the carnage unfold from afar. Friday was his birthday, neighbors told ABC affiliate KTRK-TV. The couple had recently reunited after a marital separation, they said. The father was uninjured, police told reporters, but he was so distraught he was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
“He’s going through a very difficult time,” Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls told the Houston Chronicle.
It’s unclear why the girls became their mother’s target, but Nehls told the Chronicle that the shooting broke out after a family argument.
“We’re still trying to put the pieces together,” Nehls said.
Calls to 911 started ringing at 5:01 p.m. The shots began inside the home and spilled into the street, witnesses told KTRK-TV. By the end of the night, Sheats and both her daughters were dead.
Oxford dictionaries.com.では“(Of a lawn or garden) trimmed or neatly maintained”と定義されており、語源はフランス語とラテン語の“manus(hand)とcure(care)”からきているようです。