One woman has been killed and another has been wounded critically in a shooting in a Houston-area church parking lot. The suspect who is the victim's husband was found dead after an early morning standoff.
62-years-old Arthur Edigin was found in the bathroom of his hotel room at Extended Stay America hotel at 2424 West Sam Houston Parkway near Westheimer.
The SWAT scene came to a close after nearly six hours of attempting to negotiate with the suspect.
Edigin was wanted for allegedly shooting his 66-year-old estranged wife and daughter in the parking lot of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church around 7:00 p.m. Thursday. His wife was killed and his daughter was taken to the hospital.
Officials believe the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute.
During the negotiations, deputies broke through Edigin's window to deploy gas canisters in the room, letting off some loud bangs. Some guests were treated for minor respiratory issues, Gilliland said.
Deputies then released another round of gas into the room after. They last made contact with Edigin several hours before the conclusion of the standoff, but no significant progress was made in getting him to surrender, Gilliland said.
A robot entered the room at 6:50 a.m. and found Edigin deceased in the bathroom, with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the sheriff's office.
The Christ the Redeemer Catholic School, which holds classes at the church, was temporarily placed on lockdown due to the shooting.