HOUSTON (CBS Houston) On Friday, the Houston Police Department revealed the identification of two women who were fatally shot inside of a Montrose-area apartment on Tuesday.
“The females are identified as Terry Sullivan, 67 and Barbara A. (Annie) Mayes, 60, of Houston,” stated officials with HPD. “Ms. Sullivan suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. Ms. Mayes suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and was also pronounced dead at the scene.”
HPD Homicide Division added the following details of the incident: HPD patrol officers responded to the above address after 9-1-1 operators received a call reporting a murder/suicide. Officers arrived and found one deceased female inside the apartment. While checking for other possible victims, officers found a second female in the bedroom, armed with a gun. Officers gave the female repeated verbal commands to drop the weapon, however she was unresponsive. The HPD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team responded to the scene and secured the location.”
Upon a preliminary investigation by SWAT officers, they were able to determine that the second female had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was also deceased.
“Further investigation and an autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences determined the cause of death to be a murder-suicide,” stated HPD officials.