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Jose Delarosa, Two Unidentified Women, Bayou Body Count Nos. 28-30

It was a bloodbath near Aldine Thursday as three people were shot to death and another two were critically wounded. This one had a little bit of everything: men busting into homes guns blazing, a police chase, a horrific car accident and then a lawman ending it all with a flurry of gunfire.

It all started at about 4:20 p.m., Harris County Sheriff's investigators say, when they got a call about a shooting on Landfair St. near Aldine. When deputies got there, they found a woman who had been shot. But she was not the only one. She told the deputies to go over to the house across the street.

At 14201 Landfair, deputies found two women who had been shot to death and a man who was badly wounded. He said that two guys had broken the door down and burst into the house shooting, authorities say. The gunmen then stole a truck and sped off.

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Authorities broadcast a description of the car and it didn't take long for deputies to spot it. They chased the driver for a while, but then the gunman crashed and rolled his truck. As he tried to run away, authorities say, he fired several shots at the deputies. Unharmed and fearing for their lives, the deputies shot back, killing the man. His name is Jose Delarosa, investigators say. The names of the people he is suspected of shooting have not released.

As with all officer-involved shootings, the Harris County District Attorney's Office will investigate the case.


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