HARRIS COUNTY Investigators identified the two victims of a murder-suicide Friday in northwest Harris County.
The Harris County Sheriff s Office said that Bernard Turner, 30, shot and killed his mother Lilly Turner, 53, and then turned the gun on himself after a 90 minute standoff with law enforcement officers.
Deputies said it began when a Harris County Precinct 1 deputy constable attempted to serve a mental health arrest warrant on a Bernard Turner at the Ashton Woods Apartments, located at FM 1960 at Butte Creek.
That is when a struggle broke out inside the unit between the Turner and the deputy.
Authorities said the Turner overpowered the deputy and shot his mother who also lived in the apartment.
At some point, the deputy managed to escape and a standoff ensued.
The Harris County Sheriff s SWAT team responded.
Residents were forced to leave their apartments.
After about 90 minutes, SWAT team members breached the apartment and discovered Turner and his mother dead inside.
The case remains under investigation.