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Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehl speaking to reporters outside the home of an apparent murder-suicide which left four dead.

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — Police investigating an apparent murder-suicide say a man apparently killed his wife, two sons, and two dogs, before turning the gun on himself.

Around 4:19 a.m., on Sunday, March 8, 2020, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office responded to a welfare check in the 9200 block of Sebastian Drive in the Mission Bend area of Fort Bend County, which is located in the greater Houston area, for an adult male who may be suicidal and/or may want to harm his family.

Upon arrival, deputies with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office made forced entry into the non-responsive residence — later locating the bodies of the 48-year-old suspect, Ryan Brown, his 49-year-old wife, Lynette Brown, and their sons, 16-year-old Sam Brown and 13-year-old Hayes Brown.

"This is heartbreaking that an entire family is wiped out from the actions of one person," stated Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls. "Violence is never the answer and there are people you can call to ask for help. We have a terrific Crisis Intervention Team that is ready at all time to help you or a family member in distress."

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