Man Charged in Spring Mass Murder

A 33-year-old man has been charged with capital murder after allegedly killing six people inside a Spring home.

The man who allegedly shot and killed six people and critically injured another at a home in Spring has been identified as Ronald Lee Haskell, 33.

He’s been charged with capital murder and will make his first court appearance on Friday.

Authorities say Haskell allegedly posed as a Fed-Ex employee to gain entrance into the home in the Enchanted Oaks subdivision near I-45 and Cypresswood.

They say he held four children and a 15-year-old girl captive until two adults arrived at the home and then shot all seven of them. The two adults have been identified as Stephen and Katy Stay.

The 15-year-old girl survived and was able to call 9-1-1 to report the shooting. She also told authorities that Haskell was headed to his estranged wife’s parent’s home nearby. Harris County Sheriff’s deputies
were able to intercept him before he arrived.

Haskell led authorities on a chase before ending up in a cul-de-sac about three miles from the original
shooting location. He surrendered to SWAT officers after a three hour stand-off. Authorities say Haskell is not cooperating with investigators.


Ronald Lee Haskell, 33

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