Suspect shoots 2 sisters in Friendswood, later shoots himself 70 miles away, deputies say

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Younger of 2 sisters shot died in Friendswood shooting, deputies say
Harris County Sheriff's Office identified the two sisters shot in Friendswood as Redha and Mahenoor Sayed. Redha died from her wounds.

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (KTRK) -- The suspect, whom authorities believe shot two sisters he was arguing with in a Friendswood-area neighborhood Monday night, leaving one of them dead, died after turning a gun on himself in front of deputies.

In an update Tuesday morning, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted that deputies found the possible suspect inside a parked vehicle outside a grocery store in the 12600 block of I-45 North in Willis. As deputies approached, the man shot himself in the head, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Lt. Scott Spencer said.

Spencer added that the man was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later died.

No deputies were injured. The man has not been identified yet.

According to Gonzalez, no deputy discharged their weapon in this encounter.

This man is believed to be the suspect who shot two young women 70 miles away in Friendswood on Monday evening.

Deputies received a call of a shooting in progress at about 7:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of Backenberry. Four minutes later, they arrived at an intersection where the two women, who are 18 and 20 years old, were found with apparent gunshot wounds.

Tuesday afternoon, the Harris County Sheriff's Office identified the sisters as 18-year-old Redha Sayed and 20-year-old Mahenoor Sayed. Redha was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting. Mahenoor, whom her family says goes by Noor, was shot in the neck and is expected to survive, according to her older brother.

Investigators believe some sort of altercation took place with the man before the shooting happened, but the motive is unknown at this point.

The sisters' older brother told ABC13 that Redha worked as a pharmacy tech and Noor was in the process of getting her real estate license. He says he does not know what brought his sisters to the Heritage Park neighborhood, or who would do this.

An exhausted sheriff spoke at the scene Monday night as his agency investigated a young woman's death, as well as a deputy's killing.

"It's been a violent two days here in our community. So I just want to ask for community support as we have to go through this difficult time together," Gonzalez said.

Neighbors in the area were asked to check their cameras.

Anyone with information on what happened, or may have seen something at the time of the shooting, is urged to contact HCSO's Homicide Division at 713-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers 713-222-TIPS (8477).

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