A Texas man shot and killed a teenage boy he caught in his daughter's bedroom in the early hours of March 13.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the father accused in the shooting was alerted to the boy being in his 16-year-old daughter's room after her younger brother went to say good night and saw two feet sticking out beneath the bed, reports KHOU. The teenage boy killed in the incident has since been identified 17-year-old Johran McCormick.
After finding out the boy was in his daughter's room, the father walked into the room and began asking questions. At that time, his daughter denied knowing McCormick. The father called 911. However, an argument occurred between him and McCormick. According to deputies, McCormick says the teenage boy dropped his hands as though he was going to grab something, and that's when the father fired the gun. McCormick died at the scene.
Detectives say the 16-year-old girl let McCormick in the house and snuck him into her bedroom. Harris County deputies said the man appeared to be on numerous medications. He was taken to the hospital for treatment following the incident, since he was complianing about not feeling well.
The teen boy's mother, Zakia McCormick, told KHOU she didn't believe the father had to kill her son. "I would like my baby back, but I know that's not possible," said Zakia McCormick. "A call you know, I'm sorry. He didn't deserve to die like that."
The father has not been charged with any crime at this time. Investigators said they will present their findings to the Harris County Grand Jury for consideration.