SUGAR LAND, Texas -- A family of four was shot, resulting in the deaths of a mother and a son, as they walked into their Sugar Land house Wednesday night while an intruder was burglarizing it.
Officials told News2Houston a person broke into the family's home on the 2200 block of Heron Way in the Sugar Lakes subdivision around 8 p.m. Wednesday while family members were not there.
Investigators said the Whitaker family was out for dinner when the burglar broke into the house. When they arrived home and walked through the front door, the intruder -- wearing a mask -- fired shots at all four family members, killing 19-year-old Kevin Whitaker at the scene.
The mother, Patricia Whitaker, 51, was transported by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital; however, she died before she arrived.
The father, Kent Whitaker, 55, was also taken by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He is listed in fair condition.
Another son, 23-year-old Bart Whitaker, is also hospitalized in fair condition. Both men are scheduled for surgery Saturday to remove bullets from their shoulders.
Could you forgive
If your own blood
Took the life
Of your wife and oldest son?
What if you found out
It was your younger son.
The father made a decision
Before he knew the killer
Was his youngest Son
That he was going to have
To forgive the one who took
His wife and older son
Copyright Michelle R Kidwell
4:17 P.M PST
Authors Note: They have Kent Whitaker on Oprah today, talking about forgiviness, this happened nearly six years ago, but that kind of pain never leaves, still there is power in forgivness...