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Tragic: Valerie Robinson (left) was fatally shot in a parking lot at Tompkins High School in Katy, Texas, by her estranged husband Gregory Robinson (right)
An estranged husband fatally shot his wife in the back parking lot of a Texas school, then returned home to kill himself.
Gregory Robinson, 54, attacked Valerie Robinson, 46, outside Tompkins High School in Katy, at 6.11 am on Friday morning. The couple had three children and number of grandchildren
Mr Robinson then drove away in a truck before barricading himself in his Brookshire house, leading to a tense standoff with authorities.
The couple's son, Gregory Robinson Jr, and other family members looked on from the street. Officers stormed the house just after 10.30 am and found Mr Robinson dead inside.
Drama: SWAT officers enter the home where Gregory Robinson had barricaded himself in after shooting his wife. They found him dead inside
Scene: The first shooting happened at Tompkins High School in Katy, Texas, early on Friday morning
Ms Robinson was a popular cafeteria worker at the school. She had worked for the school district for about 18 years, officials said.
Ms Robinson had just arrived for her shift in a car when she was approached by her ex-partner.
KHOU reported the couple had been married for 26 years.
School had not started when the incident occurred so the campus was never on lockdown and classes started as usual.
The school stated on their website that parents could come and pick up their children during the day if they felt the need.
According to the Houston Chronicle, police deputies arrived on the scene of the first shooting to find two coaches performing CPR on the injured woman.
Horror: Gregory Robinson, Jr. watches as a SWAT team enters the home where his father and suspect, Gregory Robinson, was in a standoff with police. Robinson was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head
Danger: SWAT officers approach the home where Gregory Robinson had barricaded himself in
Grief: Brittany Davis, identified by the Houston Chronicle as a granddaughter of the couple, weeps during the standoff
Two adults, but no children, witnessed the violence. Ms Robinson was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died.
Police tracked the gunman to a property in nearby Brookshire, where he was holed up inside.
Officers found a vehicle used by Gregory Robinson parked in the driveway of their home, with the engine warm and the window rolled down, said Sgt. John Sampa of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Happy: Friends said that Valerie Robinson always had a smile on her face
As police set up a perimeter around the house, Valerie Robinson's father stepped outside, apparently unaware of what was going on.
Sampa said the father was not implicated in the shootings.
A police team tried unsuccessfully to contact Gregory Robinson inside the home by phone and loudspeaker.
A SWAT team and officers engaged in a standoff with the suspect for several hours.
Mr Robinson then turned the gun on himself.
When the team entered the home around 10:30 a.m., they found him dead in a bedroom, shot once in the head by a .22-caliber rifle, Sampa said.
Police have not officially called his death a suicide, but school officials described the gunshot as self-inflicted.
Ms Robinson's friend, Laticia Upshaw, told KHOU: 'She was just a pleasant person, you know, I have to let you know that she was a very pleasant person.'
Upshaw said that her friend always had a smile on her face. But family and friends also noted that the couple had a difficult and, at times, an abusive relationship.
'A lot of times that I seen him (Gregory Robinson) he was pretty much to himself. From time to time, you know, you’d see things that wasn’t too pleasant,' Upshaw added.
Sniper: A sheriff's deputy aims at Gregory Robinson's home during the standoff
Tense: Law enforcement officials gather near the standoff in Brookshire,Texas, on Friday
You know sometimes as one person put it Al green said it best love make you do right make you do wrong but it's love still the same for it has a meaning but different to all humans no two people love the same!!! Crazy huh!!! And yes love can kill!!!
MOTIVE? Why did he have to kill her? A few years ago, my mother's God daughter was murdered by her husband...he suffocated her and killed her teenage daughter, that wasn't his child, and their infant baby...she wasn't even 1 yet. He had checked himself into a psychiatric hospital and told them he wanted to kill his wife...they sent him home and that's exactly what he ended up doing....three people dead and then the coward killed himself when the police came for him. WHY?
SO he did this cause maybe they were getting a divorce!!! Sad tho may they both find peace!!!
I second your emotions 'Bombahdrop' & 'lynz' !! We have to be conscious of our negative thoughts, & have control or else one can allow their mind to be taken away from positivity to negativity!
Aaaaah, okay, please forgive me...
The devil doesn't rule me... I am not frightened of anything that has those concepts. If that is what creates one's sanctity, I am more than happy for them...
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