Monday, May 28, 2012
"TERRELL, TX — On Friday, May 25, 2012, Terrell Police Department SWAT Team members discovered the remains of an apparent murder-suicide inside a home at 611 St. James Street. Police are still investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide that occurred at the residence.
"No suspects are being sought at this time.
"At about 4:36 p.m. the Terrell Police Department received a call on the non-emergency telephone line from a female advising she needed an ambulance and the police, as she had been shot. At that time the phone was disconnected. Terrell Police arrived on-scene about 4:40 p.m. Prior to arrival, a 9-1-1 call was received from a young male subject who reported his mother had been shot and a male subject was still in the house with a gun.
"When Patrol Officers arrived they encountered 3 children, ages 6, 15, and 16. The oldest child reported his mother was inside and had been shot in the abdomen. The child also reported the gunman was still inside and had displayed the gun while ordering them out of the house. Police put a perimeter around the home and immediately began trying to make contact with anyone inside. Police neither heard nor seen anything during this stand-off.
"At about 5:05 p.m. the Terrell Police SWAT Team was called. SWAT Officers were unable to make contact with anyone inside the residence and saw no movement inside.
"At about 6:15 p.m. SWAT entered the residence and encountered a male subject in the back of the house with a gunshot wound to the head. A small caliber pistol was in his hand and lying on top of his chest. The male appeared to be deceased.
"Further into their search, SWAT officers discovered the remains of a deceased female subject who appeared to have been shot multiple times. The female was deceased at the scene.
"The deceased have been identified as Renata Cordelia Cathcart, 31, of Terrell, and Keithian Bernard Daniels, 37, of Terrell. Police believe Cathcart had rebuffed recent attempts by Daniels to rekindle a previous relationship. Daniels was scheduled to start a federal prison sentence in June stemming from his role in a Crack Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy in Terrell in 2011."