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Four people are found dead in Houston home in murder-suicide

Houston man, 49, ‘kills his girlfriend and her two adult children before turning the gun on himself in murder-suicide’

  • Four people have been found dead in a suspected murder-suicide inside a Houston, Texas home Wednesday morning
  • Police believe a black male suspect, 49, shot a woman he was dating and her two adult children then turned a gun on himself 
  • Deputies received a 911 call from a woman believed to be the suspect’s girlfriend at 3.15am saying she had been shot then the line disconnected
  • When cops arrived to the scene they were met with gunfire
  • Deputies were able to enter the home at 7am and found the four dead
  • Officials said they found multiple weapons in the home  

Four people have been found dead in a suspected murder-suicide inside a Texas home where the suspect had been involved in a stand off with SWAT officers before taking his own life, police say. 

Police believe a black male suspect, 49, shot a woman he was dating and her two adult children then turned a gun on himself in a home on the 14300 block of Lourdes Drive in east Harris County, Houston early Wednesday. 

Deputies received a 911 call from a woman, believed to be the suspect’s girlfriend, at 3.15am saying she had been shot – but the line disconnected and dispatchers were unable to reach her again.

Officers arrived the scene and when they began to approach the residence the suspect fired at them and barricaded himself inside the home. No officers were injured in the incident.

Four people have been found dead in a suspected murder-suicide inside a Houston, Texas home Wednesday morning

Police believe a black male suspect, 49, shot a woman he was dating and her two adult children then turned a gun on himself in a home on the 14300 block of Lourdes Drive in east Harris County, Houston early Wednesday

Police believe a black male suspect, 49, shot a woman he was dating and her two adult children then turned a gun on himself in a home on the 14300 block of Lourdes Drive in east Harris County, Houston early Wednesday

In the standoff deputies said on a megaphone: ‘Louis, come out of the house. We’re here to help you, not hurt you,’ according to Click2Houston.

The suspect shot himself as deputies entered the home Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. 

Paramedics and firefighters entered the home around 7am after the scene was contained and all four people were found already dead. 

Sheriff Gonzalez says shooting is another tragic example of domestic violence turned deadly.  

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a press conference Wednesday morning they were called to the home when a woman, believed to be the suspect's girlfriend, called 911 at 3.15am saying she had been shot. When deputies arrived to the scene they were met with gunfire, but no one was injured

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a press conference Wednesday morning they were called to the home when a woman, believed to be the suspect’s girlfriend, called 911 at 3.15am saying she had been shot. When deputies arrived to the scene they were met with gunfire, but no one was injured

Gonzalez said it appeared the three victims were already shot by the time deputies were able to enter the home. 

He said the suspect fired additional shots at the victims when deputies first responded to the scene. With a final gunshot the man took his own life.

Police also say they found multiple weapons in the home. 

Officials also believe the male suspect had younger children but they were not home at the time of the shootings.

SWAT officers pictured outside the home on Wednesday morning

SWAT officers pictured outside the home on Wednesday morning

'There may have been some ongoing disputes between the couple, again we don’t know that, but unfortunately here tonight it all came to an end,' Gonzalez said

‘There may have been some ongoing disputes between the couple, again we don’t know that, but unfortunately here tonight it all came to an end,’ Gonzalez said

Police also say they found multiple weapons in the home. Officers said they had no prior calls to the house prior

Police also say they found multiple weapons in the home. Officers said they had no prior calls to the house prior

Officers said they had no prior calls to the house.

‘There may have been some ongoing disputes between the couple, again we don’t know that, but unfortunately here tonight it all came to an end,’ Gonzalez said. 

‘We gave him every opportunity to surrender safely, we tried different ways of communicating with him to no avail. Our condolences go out to those who have lost loved ones out here, it’s tragic. During the holidays we see these kinds of situations,’ Gonzalez said.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

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