CHURCH SHOOTING SUSPECT: What we know about Arthur Edigin

CYPRESS, Texas (KTRK) -- Arthur Edigin is accused of fatally shooting his wife and injuring his daughter outside a Cypress church.

According to deputies, the 62-year-old man opened fire outside the Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church on Huffmeister just after 7 p.m. Thursday.

He reportedly fired multiple shots into the right side of a car, killing his estranged 66-year-old wife. His 31-year-old daughter was also shot but survived the shooting. A child who was in the car at the time was unhurt, sources say.

Authorities say Edigin fled the scene in a 2008 white Suburban with damage to the right quarter panel.

A tip led deputies to an Extended Stay America hotel on Sam Houston Parkway near Westheimer early Friday.

After negotiations ended, they entered a fourth-floor hotel room, where officers found Edigin dead in the bathroom. Deputies say he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.



Sources with the Harris County Sheriff's Office tell us he threatened his wife before, with one incident happening as recently as January 6.

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