Shooting survivor Cassidy Stay left Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Friday, and is expected to make a full recovery, reported KHOU 11 News in Houston, Texas. The man responsible for gunning down the 15-year-old girl's parents and siblings is in police custody. "First and foremost," said Harris County Precinct 4 Assistant Chief Mark Herman, "[Cassidy] is a hero, by all means." Cassidy, while being wheeled to an ambulance, managed to warn a deputy that Ron Haskell—her uncle—was the shooter, and on his way to the girl's grandparents' house to kill them too. He'd demanded to know the whereabouts of his ex-wife, Cassidy's aunt. Herman immediately called to alert deputies nearest to the grandparents' home, where Haskell was stopped with three minutes to spare. His ex-wife was in fact at this address.
Herman praised Cassidy. "Had she not verbally articulated to us who he is and where he's going, he would have committed more murders. No doubt in my mind." Seeing the SWAT team, Haskell fled, and there ensued a 20-minute car chase. A Harris County tactical response unit damaged the shooter's car, then blockaded it with a heavy military vehicle. After three hours of negotiation (a bomb-robot delivering Haskell water and—when his batteries failed—a cell phone), he finally surrendered.
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