Six children and two adults found handcuffed and fatally shot in the head in a Texas home, following the arrest of a man who exchanged gunfire with police.
The gunfire broke out when officers who had been called to the Houston-area home late on Saturday spotted the body of a child and tried to enter.
A man surrendered about an hour later, after talks with police negotiators. Police said the suspect, David Conley, was later charged with capital murder.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office said the bodies were found after "a welfare check was conducted on the premises" by deputies at about 21:00 local time.
A man inside opened fire when the deputies tried to force their way in.