Newly released 911 calls reveal the terrifying final moments of two sisters who were shot to death by their mother in Texas.
On Friday, 42-year-old Christy Sheats summoned her two daughters — Madison, 17, and Taylor, 22 — along with her husband, Jason, to a family meeting.
During the meeting, investigators said, Christy Sheats pulled out a gun and fired, striking both of her daughters as they and her husband ran outside.
Madison and Taylor Sheats both called 911 before they were shot to death, KHOU reported.
In the disturbing 911 calls, Jason Sheats could be heard begging his wife not to shoot.
“Please don’t point the gun at us … I beg you, please put it away,” the man pleaded. “I’m sorry. I promise you, whatever you want.”
Madison Sheats was shot just as she made it outside the home. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Christy Sheats fired again in front of the house, hitting Taylor Sheats once before going inside to reload, witnesses said.
“She’s coming back again. Oh! She shot her again. The female that was lying on the ground,” a neighbor told the 911 dispatcher.
Christy Sheats allegedly walked back outside and shot Taylor Sheats one more time.
The 22-year-old was rushed to Memoriam Hermann Hospital, where she later died.
Officers found Christy Sheats in the street “and, after refusing to drop her weapon, was shot and killed by a Fulshear officer,” according to police.
“I can hear bullets,” the neighbor said in the 911 call. “She [the shooter] is lying down… It doesn’t look like she’s moving anymore.”
Christy Sheats had a history of mental illness, and police had responded to the Texas home “for previous altercations,” stemming from her “mental crisis,” a Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman told People Magazine.
She had just reunited with Jason after the two separated for a time, according to the Washington Post.
Friday, the day he would watch his wife shoot their daughters to death, was his birthday, according to the Post.
Witnesses told KHOU that before the shootings, Christy yelled that she wanted her husband to suffer.
Jason Sheats was hospitalized for emotional trauma. Photos showed him being led away from the scene of the shooting.
Correction: A previous headline incorrectly identified the 911 caller. This post had been updated.