The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says a man has surrendered after five kids and three adults were found dead at a home late Saturday evening.
Around 9 p.m. deputies were called to a home at 2211 Falling Oaks, not far from Veterans Memorial and Fallbrook Drive, to perform a welfare check.
HCSO Spokesman Thomas Gilliland says when deputies arrived, no one responded at the front door. They then received more information that indicated a man in the home was wanted on a warrant for aggravated assault on a family member.
The sergeant on the scene called for a High Risk Operations Unit, similar to SWAT, to help make entry and investigate. While the call was being placed, deputies surrounded the home, and they spotted the body of a juvenile through a window.
At that point, the sergeant and three deputies forced their way in, and the 49-year-old male suspect inside began shooting, the sheriff’s office says. Deputies pulled back and waited for the HROU and a negotiator to arrive.
Authorities established contact with the suspect, and after more than an hour he came outside and surrendered without further incident.