Murder-Suicide in Fort Bend County: Alrick Alphanso Barrett Kills Estranged Wife, Child, and Three Others

In a shocking incident that unfolded in Fort Bend County, Alrick Shawn Alphanso Barrett, 46, killed his estranged wife, an 8-year-old child, and three others before turning the gun on himself. The tragic event took place on Saturday, leaving the community in shock and grief.

What Actually Happened

On the fateful day, Barrett was dropping off a child at the house where his estranged wife resided. He asked his mother-in-law for permission to enter the premises. Once inside, he requested reconciliation with his wife. When his plea was rejected, the situation escalated dramatically.

Barrett opened fire, killing his wife, her mother, his 8-year-old niece, another woman, and a man. Following the killings, he committed suicide. The incident occurred on Cory Cornel Lane near the intersection of Clodine Road and Bissonnet Street just before seven in the morning.

Brave Children Hide and Call for Help

During the horrifying ordeal, two other children, aged seven and thirteen, managed to hide inside the house. These brave youngsters were the ones who made the critical 911 call that alerted the authorities to the tragedy unfolding in their home.

Victims Found in Their Pajamas

When the sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene, they found the victims shot in various parts of the house, still in their pajamas. The chilling scene painted a picture of a normal family morning turned into a nightmare.

No Known History of Violence

According to Sheriff Eric Fagan, there was no known history of violence between the couple. However, he did mention a police call resulting from an argument on January 25, 2023. Investigations into Barrett’s potential criminal history are ongoing.

The devastating event has left the community in shock. As we mourn the tragic loss of these lives, our thoughts and prayers go out to the surviving family members and loved ones. The courage shown by the two children who hid and called for help is a ray of hope amidst the tragedy. May the victims rest in peace, and may the survivors find strength and healing in the coming days.

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