Police on Saturday found the body of a 32-year-old man in Sugar Land after searching for him for several days following the fatal shooting of his mother-in-law.
The initial incident happened Thursday night on Loyola Drive when police located a woman dead from multiple gunshot wounds in the driveway of a residence, said Sgt. Dennis Wolfford of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Earlier in the day, the suspect, Gregorio Gaytan, brandished a weapon and threatened his wife and three young children, investigators learned. The wife contacted her mother, Esmeralda Alaniz, who arrived at the residence. She banged on the garage door demanding her daughter and grandchildren be released, Wolfford said.
The Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office began investigation and search for him with helicopters and police dogs. On Saturday he was found behind a strip center located near Highway 6 and Settlers Way, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Harris County Sheriff Office had it’s SWAT at the scene who heard a single gunshot.
Gaytan was found with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. Sugar Land Police Department is handling the investigation and could not immediately be reached for comment.
Family members described Alaniz as a woman with a “contagious smile and knew how to cheer everyone up” on a GoFundme page to raise money…