The terrifying final moments of two Katy sisters were captured in 911 recordings released Tuesday.
Madison and Taylor Sheats both called 911 before their mother, Christy Sheats, shot them to death. Their father, Jason Sheats, could be heard begging his wife not to shoot them as the girls screamed in the background.
“Please don’t point the gun at us … I beg you, please put it away,” Jason Sheats pleaded. “I’m sorry. I promise you, whatever you want … “
Madison Davey, a family friend, said Christy hid the gun in the couch cushions before she called a family meeting. When she pulled out the gun, Jason tried to push the girls out the front door, Davey said.
Madison, 17, was shot just as she made it outside. She collapsed and died.
Taylor, 22, was shot once inside the home. Christy Sheats followed her outside and shot her again. Then she went inside, reloaded and shot Taylor a third time, according to Fort Bend County investigators.
"She's coming back again. Oh!!! She shot her again. The female that was lying on the ground," a neighbor told the 911 dispatcher.
That's when a Fulshear police officer shot and killed Christy Sheats.
"I can hear bullets," the neighbor said. "She [the shooter] is lying down... It doesn't look like she's moving anymore."
Jason Sheats ran to a neighbor’s house for help. He wasn’t shot.
Witnesses said before the shootings, Christy yelled that she wanted her husband to suffer. The shootings happened on his birthday.
Davey said the couple had marital problems and Christy had moved out for a while and had recently moved back in.
The 38-revolver she used was apparently passed down to Christy from her grandfather, and Jason was unaware she owned a gun.
Taylor had planned to marry her longtime boyfriend on Monday at the courthouse, Davey said. She graduated from Lone Star College but wanted to return to school for a degree in art or teaching.
Davey said Taylor and Madison were both talented artists. Madison was going to be a senior at Seven Lakes High School.
Now, family members are now planning their funerals. There will be a memorial service for Taylor and Madison in Houston and they’ll be buried in Alabama.
Christy’s funeral will be separate and she will be cremated.
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