8 people found dead in Texas home
10 August 2015, 09:12
Washington - Police found the bodies of five children and
three adults in a Texas home after a standoff that ended with a man's
surrender, US media reported on Sunday.
The eight people were found in a Houston-area house after
deputies from the Harris County Sheriff's Office were called to the residence
at about 21:00 on Saturday, spokesperson Thomas Gilliland told the KHOU news
A 49-year-old man inside the house began shooting after
deputies forced their way into the home, KHOU reported.
The officers pulled back and began negotiating with the
man, who eventually surrendered.
KHOU reported that a man in the home was wanted on a
warrant for aggravated assault on a family member.
No additional information was immediately available and a
call to the sheriff's office early on Sunday went unanswered.