HOUSTON -- Eight people, including 5 children and three adults, were found dead inside a Houston-area home following the arrest of a man who exchanged gunfire with police, Texas authorities said Sunday.
Deputies were called to the home in the 2200 block of Falling Oaks at Veterans Memorial at around 9:30 p.m. for a welfare check.
"After several repeated times to get someone to come in the door, more information was obtained that a male was inside the home who had a warrant for aggravated assault of a family member," said Deputy Thomas Gilliland with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Because of the the suspect's warrant, the sergeant on scene called for a High Risk Operations unit. With the home surrounded, deputies looked through a window and saw what appeared to be a juvenile dead on the floor. That's when four deputies forced their way inside.
Once inside, they say the suspect fired at them. Deputies pulled back and waited for the operations unit to arrive.
A standoff followed that lasted until around 12:30 a.m., when they were able to talk the suspect out of the house.
David Conley, 49, was taken into custody and charged with capital murder.
At this point, it's not clear how the eight people died or what their relationship to the suspect was. The identities of the deceased haven't been released.
Gilliland said deputies had been called to the home before, but did not elaborate on the nature of those calls. Conley has prior convictions for aggravated robbery, evading arrest and drug charges.
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