HOUSTON (March 13, 2014) Investigators say they will let a grand jury decide what to do in the case of a Spring man who shot and killed a 17-year-old boy he found with his daughter in the 16-year-old girl's bedroom.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit is investigating the shooting at the house in a normally quiet subdivision.
Assistant Chief Deputy Constable Mark Herman says the 55-year-old homeowner heard noises coming from his daughter's bedroom at around 2:30 a.m. Thursday and went to investigate.
He found the boy with his daughter and shot him in an ensuing altercation.
Investigators said the daughter, at first, denied knowing the teenager, but sheriff's Sgt. Ben Beall said the girl did know the boy, but it was unclear if her father did, too or whether he thought the boy was an intruder.
The dead teenager’s family identified the boy as Johnran McCormick, 17, of Spring.
His mother, Zakia McCormick, told KHOU-TV in Houston that she would at least like an apology.
“He didn’t deserve to die like that,” she said.