It is taking every inch of strength to even post updates to this story. I can’t even imagine. God, please allow your healing spirit to be with those who knew these young girls and bless them in every way possible.
Details continue to unveil what really happened on June 24, 2016, in Katy, Texas, when 42-year-old Christy Sheats shot and killed her two daughters, 17-year-old Madison and 22-year-old Taylor.
According to earlier reports, Sheats allegedly called Madison, Taylor, and her husband, Jason, into the living room for a family meeting where she proceeded to pull out a .38 caliber handgun, which she was given by her great-grandfather to “protect her family.
Sheats reportedly wanted to make her husband suffer by taking his girls away from him forever.
Now, a 911 call Madison made while still inside the house reveals what really took place during that family meeting. (Warning: The 911 calls you are about to listen to may be disturbing.)
As reported by KHOU 11, the 911 call reveals what is believed to be Jason asking Sheats, “Please, don’t point that gun at us,” as he proceeds to beg his wife not to shoot them:
“I’m sorry. I promise you, whatever you want…“
Two more calls were made that day, a second by Taylor that reveals more screaming in the background, and a third made by a neighbor after Madison, Taylor, and Jason ran out of the house.
The neighbor, clearly in distress, describes Sheats as wearing a purple dress.
He is also heard walking the dispatcher through the moment when Sheats went back into the house to reload her gun and the moment she shot Taylor as she laid on the ground.
“She’s coming back again. Oh!!! She shot her again. The female that was lying on the ground.”
That is when the Fulshear, Texas, police officer gunned down Sheats.
According to a family friend, Madison Davey, Sheats had hidden the handgun in the couch cushions. When she pulled out the gun, Jason tried to push the girls out of the front door.
Fort Bend County, Texas, investigators tell KHOU 11 that Taylor was shot once while inside the home and twice outside the home and Madison was shot just after she ran out the door of their home, where she collapsed and died.
Jason escaped from the tragedy unharmed after running into a neighbor’s home, looking for help. He reportedly had no idea Sheats owned the gun.
— Texas News Blog (@texasnewsblog) June 28, 2016
A witness told People that Sheats was “pretty calm-looking” during the attack, adding that she wasn’t wearing any sort of expression, just a “blank face.”
Family and friend are currently planning Madison and Taylor’s funerals. A memorial service will be held near their home in Texas, but they will be laid to rest in Alabama.