It was a bloody scene Wednesday evening when Harris County police responded to a 911 call in Spring, TX.
Ron Haskell, 34, walked into the home of his relatives and opened fire, killing six people, including four who were children between the ages of 4 and 13. The lone survivor of the horrific incident, a 15-year-old girl, managed to call authorities to let them know Haskell intended to kill her grandparents.
According to police, the young girl remains in critical condition. Sgt. Thomas Gilliland confirmed that Haskell was also after other targets.
“Grandparents were also targets of him,” Gilliland said. “Fortunately, they were brought out of the house before that could happen, and we would have had more tragedy.”
The other victims include two boys, 13 and 4, and two girls, ages 9 and 7. Two adults caring for the children, a 39-year-old man and 33-year-old woman, were also found dead in the home.
The suspect fled the home after the shooting, leading the police on a chase through the neighborhood, which ended with a 3-hour standoff in a suburban cul-de-sac outside of Houston. As police trucks blocked the suspect’s car, the man visibly engaged with police from the driver’s seat, holding a handgun to his head. Authorities evacuated nearby homes as night fell, and communicated with Haskell via cell phone throughout the entire standoff.
Around 10 p.m., CT police swarmed the suspect’s vehicle, quickly taking him into custody.
Haskell will be charged with multiple counts of capital murder.
SOURCE: ABC News | PHOTOS CREDIT: Getty