A mom-of-two fatally shot her daughter, nine, in a closet before killing herself during a nine-hour SWAT standoff, say Dallas police.
The body of Alexica Stevenson-Gates, 34, was found in the closet alongside Miloni Metoyer's remains, according to cops investigating the horrific murder-suicide.
The Dallas Police Department said that on May 18 it "responded to a domestic violence call.
"The outcome ended tragically when a mother decided to kill her young daughter before turning the gun on herself."
Local station WFAA reported that Alexica and her husband had been drinking, and were arguing, according to detectives.
It's alleged that she chased him outside and fired a handgun at him multiple times.
After receiving the 911 call to Highcrest Drive about an "active shooter", cops rushed to the property.
Once there, "officers met with a male who stated his wife chased him out of the house and fired a handgun at him multiple times," the force added.
That man told cops his wife, Alexica Stevenson-Gates, was in the home with her nine-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son.
Alexica Stevenson-Gates started shooting at her husband, and he fled the scene Credit: WFAA TV
"The Family Violence Unit and Dallas SWAT were contacted.
"SWAT arrived and negotiated the release of the 12-year-old son," the department explained.
Then, "after several hours of no contact, SWAT entered the house and encountered gunfire from Stevenson-Gates who was barricaded in a closet with her daughter.
"Two SWAT officers were struck by gunfire.
"It was later discovered that Stevenson-Gates was found in the closet deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot."
Miloni Metoyer's body was discovered alongside her mom's remains.
Alexica Stevenson-Gates, 34, had 'chased her husband out of the house'Credit: WFAA
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