Police officers are constantly placed in difficult situations – it’s just part of their job. However, when officers from Fulshear, Texas were called to a scene, they never could have expected what they would find in the middle of the road once they arrived, and it was so horrifying that it’s something they will likely never forget.
Fulshear police were called to a middle-class subdivision when a concerned neighbor had heard shots being fired from a nearby home. However, things had escalated quickly, and the responding officers could never have been prepared for what they found occurring in the middle of the road.
As it turns out, Christy Sheats and her two daughters, Taylor and Madison, had gotten into a severe argument that started inside their home but eventually spilled onto the street. Unfortunately, things escalated rather quickly, and before anyone knew it, Christy had fired her gun, shooting and killing her own daughters.
“It was a family argument that turned into a shooting,” Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls explained, according to NY Daily News. “But we’re still trying to put the pieces together.”
It has been reported that the incident unfolded before police even arrived. As they pulled up, they found the two girls lying in the street and Christy still holding and refusing to drop her weapon. Unfortunately, police had no choice but to shoot and kill her as a result of her refusal to surrender her weapon.
“That armed shooter was also in the street and, after refusing to drop her weapon was shot and killed by a Fulshear officer,” a statement from the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said. Sadly, Taylor died on the scene and her sister, Madison, was airlifted to Texas Medical Center where she eventually passed away.
Christy’s husband and the girls’ father was home during the incident but was not injured. As a result of the shooting, he was taken to the hospital because he was emotionally distraught. “Right now, all we can do is try to pray for the father and the husband so he can try to work through this,” Sheriff Nehls said, according to Daily Mail. Currently, the unfortunate incident is being investigated and there has yet to be a motive determined.
As a mother, I can’t comprehend how this scum of a mom was able to shoot her own children. The bond between a mother and child should be unbreakable, but for some reason, this mother’s anger was more important than her children’s lives.
It’s a shame that these two beautiful girls were unable to live a full life. I think I will be hugging my children a little bit tighter tonight.