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Man Kills Himself After Murdering Estranged Wife and Shooting Daughter Outside Church Near Cypress



66-year-old Graciela Torres murdered by estranged husband, 31-year-old daughter critically injured after shooting outside Church near Cypress.

UPDATE: The man who killed his estranged wife and shot his daughter outside a Church last night was found dead in a hotel room, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Confirms.

Officials tell us that 62-year-old Arthur Edigin shot and killed himself in a hotel room bathroom after a standoff with police. Edigin fired numerous rounds into a vehicle outside the Christ the Redeemer Church around 7:20 PM Thursday evening, killing his estranged wife and critically injuring his daughter.  Officials believe the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute.

Deputies also confirmed that the Edigin’s 17-month-old granddaughter was in the car when the shooting occurred, luckily, she was not injured.

His daughter, identified as 31-year-old Penny Grace Edigin Zapata is recovering in the hospital but is expected to survive.


Houston, Texas – January 17, 2019: One person has been confirmed dead, a second shot at a Church near the intersection of Cypress N Houston and Huffmeister according to officials with HCSO.

The shooting happened at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church at 11507 Huffmeister Road.

Preliminary details indicated the suspect is not in custody.

This is a developing situation, we will bring you updates as they become available.

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