Texas Harris County Sheriff Police: 5 Children, 3 Adults Found Dead After Standoff


Texas authorities say eight people, including five children and three adults, have been found dead inside a Harris County home following the arrest of a man who surrendered after a standoff with police.

Harris County Sheriff’s police responded about 9:00 p.m. Saturday to a home in the block of 2100 Falling Oaks near Veterans Memorial and Fallbrook Drive for a check for well-being call. Police discovered on arrival that a man inside the home had a warrant for an aggravated assault of a family member.

Law enforcement members of the High Risk Operation Unit were called to the scene to enter the home, but while that response was activated, deputies surrounded the residence and checked through windows and spotted the body of a juvenile inside.

At that point, a sergeant and three deputies entered the home, and the suspect began shooting a weapon inside. The deputies left the home and formed a perimeter around the house. When the HROU team and hostage negotiators to arrive,the negotiators began communicating with the suspect and convinced him to come out. A 49 year-old man was taken into custody without incident. Deputies then entered the home and found the bodies of five children and three adults.

In the early hours after the incident police have not released information about any connection of the man with the people killed inside the house.

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