4 children, 2 adults killed in shooting at Texas home; suspect surrenders after standoff with police

SPRING, Texas - A suspect in the slayings of six people, including four children, at a suburban Houston home has surrendered after a three-hour standoff with deputies.

The man had led a parade of almost two dozen deputy constables' patrol cars to a cul-de-sac in a northern Houston suburb shortly before 7 p.m. After hours of waiting and negotiations, the man emerged from his car, raised his hands and sank to his knees as deputies placed him under arrest.

No identity has been released.

Authorities say he's suspected of shooting and killing the six at the house in Spring. Only a wounded 15-year-old girl was left to identify the man and offer a clue to where he was headed.

Harris County Precinct 4 Assistant Chief Deputy Constable Mark Herman said the Wednesday evening shooting apparently arose from a breakup in the family who lived in the house. 

 

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