Christy Sheats’ shooting rampage now becomes even more horrific with the news that she tried to make her husband her third victim. Christy murdered her two daughters in cold blood, and wanted to take down Jason Sheats, too.
Jason Sheats, 45, faced down the barrel of his wife Christy Sheats‘ gun on June 24, but didn’t meet the same fate as his murdered daughters, Madison, 17, and Taylor, 22. Christy was reportedly set to destroy her husband that fateful day in Katy, Texas, but ran out of bullets. Read on for more new details about this brutal case.
Christy would have easily shot her husband dead, too, just like their daughters, but she had to reload her gun first, according to a neighbor who likely saved Jason’s life. After Christy allegedly pointed her gun straight at Jason, gave up and walked inside to reload, he ran to the neighbor’s house for safety, and pleaded with them to call 911. It was Jason’s 45th birthday that Friday, when Christy fatally shot their two daughters, and a police officer fatally shot her in turn.
A family meeting at the Sheats’ home turned sinister when Christy, who allegedly had severe mental health issues, pulled out a .38 caliber handgun and shot both girls. Jason, Madison and Taylor bolted for the front door, but Madison collapsed and died in the street. Note: all previous reports stated that it was Taylor who died at the scene. Those reports were deemed incorrect by Caitilin Espinosa, PIO Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
Both Jason and Taylor tried to sprint to safety, but Christy caught up with Taylor and shot her again. Unfortunately, when she went to reload, she was able to come back and shoot Taylor a third time. Previous reports stated that police showed up while Christy was standing over her daughter, prepared to shoot again. Sadly, they were too late to stop that third shooting. The officer killed Christy when she wouldn’t obey their order to drop her weapon, and they feared that she would fire again.
Taylor was airlifted to the hospital, where she died of her horrific injuries. Jason was also taken to the hospital to address his emotional trauma. He lost both of his daughters and his wife in a matter of moments. And he almost died himself. Our thoughts are with him.
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