Mother of teen shot to death while hiding in girl’s bedroom

15 Mar



A man in Harris County, Texas, fatally shot a 17-year-old boy who had been snuck into the home by the man's 16-year-old daughter. After the incident, he was taken to a local hospital after complaining of panic attacks.

A teenager in Harris County, Texas, was fatally shot by the father of a girl who sneaked the boy into her bedroom,authorities said.

Johran McCormick, 17, was shot early Thursday morning after the father of a 16-year-old girl found him in her bedroom, KHOU-TV reports.

McCormick was discovered first when the girl’s younger brother went to say good night to her and saw two feet sticking out from under her bed.

The brother got his father who confronted McCormick after the daughter reportedly claimed she did not know him.

The man, whose name has not been released, called 911. He then got into an argument with the teen. The father told police that he opened fire when McCormick suddenly moved his hands, according to

McCormick died at the scene. Deputies recovered a handgun from the home.

Investigators later discovered the victim was a friend of the daughter’s whom she had let into the home, the Houston Chronicle reports.

The father reported possible panic attacks after the shooting and was taken to a local hospital.

It is unclear whether he will face charges, KCEN-TV reports, but the case will be referred to a grand jury, according to KTRK-TV.

UPDATE: This story has been updated to include the name of the victim. The suspect’s name has not been released.

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