4 found dead at SWAT scene in east Harris County, sheriff says

HOUSTON – Four people, including a shooting suspect, are dead at a SWAT scene in east Harris County, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Wednesday.

Deputies said they were dispatched to the 14300 block of Lourdes Drive after they received a call from a woman around 3:15 a.m. saying she had been shot.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they began to approach the residence and an unknown suspect fired at them, investigators said.

According to HCSO, the suspect barricaded himself inside the residence. Deputies at the scene were heard on a megaphone saying, “Louis, come out of the house. We’re here to help you, not hurt you.”

Throughout the investigation, deputies learned there were other people in the home. Gonzalez said when they gained entry into the home after hearing a gunshot, they found two women and two men dead. Deputies believe one of the men was the suspect.

According to investigators, the murder-suicide stems from domestic violence. Gonzalez said the suspect, a 49-year-old man, was in a relationship with one of the women. The man has younger children, but they were not at the residence during the incident, deputies said.

Deputies said the two other victims may be the adult children of the woman in a relationship with the suspect.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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