Graphic 911 Calls Capture the Moments Before Fort Bend Mom Killed Daughters
A graphic 911 call detailed the violent eruption of a Fort Bend County family just minutes before the mother and her two daughters lay fatally wounded in the street.
“Please forgive me, I’m sorry,” a voice can be heard saying on a call that the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said was placed by daughter Madison Sheats, 17.
“Please don’t shoot, I’m sorry.”
“Please don’t point that gun at us.”
Then husband, Jason Sheats, can be heard saying, “I promise you, whatever you want, I’ll …” before the call drops off.
The mother, Christy Byrd Sheats, 42, opened fire on her children Friday after calling a family meeting. She chased the girls out of the house into the street, and then stood over them trying to fire more bullets.
She went back into the house to reload, then fired another shot into the back of one of the girls, according to another 911 call by a neighbor who witnessed the shootings.
Daughters, Taylor, 22, and Madison, died of gunshot wounds. Christy Sheats was shot and killed by law enforcement officers who arrived at the scene as she was firing the final shot.
“I do want people to know the truth, and everybody is like ‘What is Christy’s motive?'” Davey said. “Christy did not have a motive. Christy was not mentally stable, and mental illness is a serious issue.”
Fort Bend County sheriff’s officials also confirmed Monday that they had received several mental health-related calls for help over the past four years at the family’s residence.
Three of the phone calls the sheriff’s office responded to in the past were suicide attempts, although the Sheriff’s Office would not confirm who the calls concerned.
Christy and her husband, Jason, 45 — who was also targeted by his wife in the shooting but was unharmed — had been separated in the past, Davey said. The two never divorced.
“I know that Jason and Christy were fighting about several different issues but I’m not sure what the final thing was that made her snap,” she said.
Davey also said Christy never liked people coming over to the house while she was around.