Junaid Mehmood was taken into custody late Thursday behind the Panera Bread restaurant in southeast Houston on El Dorado, just hours after police made the gruesome discovery in Texas City.
Mehmood was audibly distraught in the back of a patrol car as he awaited transfer into Texas City police custody.
"I KILLED MY FAMILY," SUSPECT ALLEGEDLY CONFESSES
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 a woman with a gunshot wound to her head.
Two of the victims are believed to be 2 and 5 years old. The third victim was an infant, police said.
The woman was transported to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where she is in stable condition and is being treated for her wounds.
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
We do not know the cause of death of the children, or what led up to this tragic situation.
ORIGINAL STORY: Man wanted after 3 children found dead in apartment