BROOKSHIRE, Texas—A man who shot and killed his estranged wife as she arrived to work at a Katy ISD high school Friday morning committed suicide after a police standoff, according to authorities.
Katy ISD confirms the woman’s identity as 46-year-old Valerie Robinson, a cafeteria worker at Tompkins High School who’s been with the district for 18 years.
Robinson’s husband shot her in the parking lot of the school, located in the 4400 block of Falcon Landing, shortly after 6 a.m.
A parent in the parking lot saw the husband shoot the wife with a shotgun, then leave in a truck.
The high school cross country team was on campus at the time, but none of the students saw what happened. Two coaches sent the students to safety inside the building, then ran to the victim and began performing CPR until EMS workers arrived.
Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputies and other agencies tracked the man to his home in Brookshire, where he had barricaded himself inside.
After a few hours-long standoff, the husband turned the gun on himself, authorities said. He was pronounced dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.