Junaid Mehmood was taken into custody late Thursday behind the Panera Bread restaurant on El Dorado at I-45 in Clear Lake, just hours after police made the gruesome discovery in Texas City.
Texas City Murder suspect: Gulf Fwy @ El Dorado. Taken into custody. Texas City PD enroute to scene #hounews CC8— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 4, 2019
Mehmood was audibly distraught in the back of a patrol car as he awaited transfer into Texas City police custody.
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Investigators said he was "incoherent," emotional and yelling at times, and that he confessed to dispatchers, "I killed my family."
Officers said they were responding to a welfare check around 6:15 p.m. at the Pointe Ann Apartments. When they arrived on 10th Street North, they discovered the victims' bodies and found their mother with a gunshot wound to her head.
Kimaria Nelson, 24, underwent surgery and is currently listed as stable at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
NEW: Kimaria Nelson is the name of the mother shot in the head in Texas City, according to her father. Her father says she underwent surgery this am. He tells me the man arrested, Junaid Mehmood, was Kimaria’s boyfriend. Both pictured here. #abc13 https://t.co/rgBsY8IEiX… pic.twitter.com/8jDCJHO6QR— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) January 4, 2019
Nelson's children were all found dead in the apartment she shared with Mehmood. Angela Pilot, 5; Prince Larry Brown, 2; and 2-month-old Ashanti Mehmood.
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Junaid is the father of Ashanti.
Mehmood has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is being held without bond.
The children's cause of death has not been released. Texas City police say the investigation is continuing and more charges are expected to be filed.