- The eldest stepson of the Escaño family committed suicide by shooting himself when he was going to be captured in Houston.
- Authorities have not released the name of the boy, who is responsible for the Texas massacre.
- Why did the stepson of the Escaño family kill his parents and siblings?
The murderer of the four members of the Escaño family in Houston was killed by a bullet this Thursday morning, September 9, 2021. The Houston Police Department (HPD) revealed that the boy shot himself in the head when he was about to be detained by the officers who were surrounding him.
The agents explained that the person allegedly responsible for the death of the four members of the Escaño family who were murdered in Houston, Texas, last Sunday, September 5, 2021 in the morning, was the eldest stepson and the one who was about to be detained by the Homicide Division agents on Thursday, September 9.
Assassin of the Escaño family commits suicide so as not to be arrested
According to Yasar Bashir, assistant chief of HPD, at 8:10 a.m. this Thursday, Homicide Division agents found the alleged perpetrator, 23, in a vacant lot at 6200 Alder Drive, in the Shenadoah neighborhood, southwest of the greater Houston area, across from Burnett Bayland Park.
However, when the HPD Homicide Division agents were about to capture the boy, he noticed the presence of the authorities, drew a pistol and shot himself to death. The weapon, according to Bashir, according to the first forensic expert reports is the same one he used to kill the other members of the Escaño family.
The murderer is the older stepson of the two husbands
HPD Homicide Division agents did not reveal the identity of the dead boy. All they said is that he was the couple’s eldest stepson, although they did not specify whether he was the biological son of the father, Jairo Escaño, or of the mother, Elvira Escaño. The suicidal young man also took the lives of his stepbrothers Isabelle Escaño and Jairo Escaño Jr.
The quadruple murder of the Escaño family has been the exclusive news among the Hispanic community of Houston, Texas, because Jairo Escaño, 37, died in the shooting; his wife Elvira Escaño, 44 years old; young Isabelle Escaño, 13 years old and her younger brother Jairo Escaño Jr., 10 years old; after killing them, the killer set the house on fire before escaping.
Family Killer Seat: A Case of Domestic Violence
According to Troy Finner, the head of HPD, the brutal crime against Jairo Escaño, Elvira Escaño, Isabelle Escaño and Jairo Escaño Jr. was due to an alleged case of domestic violence. The authorities have already identified an alleged perpetrator of the quadruple homicide, but for the moment they will not disclose his identity or relationship with the victims.
The tragedy of the Escaño family began to be written at 8:10 in the morning of Sunday, September 5, 2021, when the neighbors saw flames coming out of the house and, fearing that something could happen to them when they did not see them get out, they called Houston Fire Department (HFD).
Escaño family murderer: The fire that alerted the neighbors
Upon arriving on the scene at the Escaño family’s home, HFD members fought for several hours to extinguish the fire. After putting out the flames at the house marked 7518 Imogene Street, the corporation’s paramedics entered the home to help people who they believed might be intoxicated by the smoke.
However, when HFD paramedics entered the house they discovered that the four people from the Escaño family who were inside the place, two adults and two children, had been shot to death. Then the case of the fire changed completely and the firefighters requested the presence of the agents of the HPD Homicide Division.
They identify the murdered family
The agents of the HPD Homicide Division determined at the scene that the two adults were people around 50 years old and the two murdered minors were 10 and 13 years old, all surnamed Escaño. The relatives of the four members of the Escaño family were officially identified on Monday, September 6, 2021.
Troy Finner, the head of HPD, gave a press conference outside the house where the tragedy occurred and revealed that, according to investigations by agents of the Homicide Division, the crime was due to a case of domestic violence. . The house of the tragedy is still in the custody of the authorities investigating the crime until now.
A tragedy that has moved the Hispanic community
According to a source from MundoHispánico In Texas, investigations into the quadruple murder allowed HPD Homicide Division agents to identify a person allegedly responsible for the quadruple murder and who was on the run until Thursday morning, when trying to arrest her, she committed suicide.
According to Troy Finner, the head of HPD, the murdered adults are a man and a woman and the little ones are a girl and a boy. “I don’t think this was a random crime, the person responsible did not break into the house,” Finner explained during his appearance with the media.
Escaño family murderer: “They hadn’t even lived their lives”
Troy Finner called the fire that burned the house “normal” after the quadruple homicide. “It’s what some suspects do. They try to destroy evidence and all that by setting fire, but I do not think it has worked for their benefit at this time, “said the police chief during his appearance before the media.
The head of HPD said that after receiving the details from his agents from the HPD Homicide Division, a feeling of discomfort overcame him. “It makes me angry when someone loses their life in our city due to violence, but especially when they are young children. They hadn’t even lived their lives, it’s not fair, “said Troy Finner.
Neighbors’ videos help identify the killer
Officers from the HPD Homicide Division scoured the entire block of Imogene Street, between Atwell Drive and Renwick Drive, to collect the images on the neighbors’ surveillance cameras. That effort was what allowed the agents to identify the alleged perpetrator of the brutal murder who has already taken his own life.
After the agents of the Homicide Division in Houston recovered the images from the security cameras Troy Finner of the HPD warned that “whoever is responsible for this, you can be sure that we will find him,” warned the police chief. Finner did not detail where in the house the bodies were found.
Escaño family murderer: “Pray for the families of these people”
Troy Finner closed the press conference by explaining that while the investigations remain open they will not give more details to the public, until they are certain why the stepson attempted against his own family and in a crime that has shaken the city due to, above all, the murder of the two children of the Escaño family.
“This is very sad… on a Sunday, during the long long weekend. I want to ask all Houstonians to pray for the families of these people. Even this crime was something very hard to handle for the policemen, because they also have children, “said Finner about the impact that the quadruple homicide had on his officers.
The tragedy of firearm deaths
The murder of the Escaño family is one more link in the violence with firearms in the country. The non-profit organization National Archive of Gun Violence, which fights to raise awareness about the dangers of the free sale of firearms, reports that 30,274 people have died so far this year.
Until last Sunday, September 5, 2o21 of those people who have been shot dead in the United States, a total of 13,906 were murdered and 16,368 committed suicide. 27,869 were injured. The country already experienced 477 mass shootings in the first half of the year, where several people died in the same event.
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