Dad Fatally Shoots Teen in Daughter's Room
Texas girl apparently let him in
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2014 4:31 PM CDT
Updated Mar 14, 2014 7:15 AM CDT

(Newser) – A 17-year-old Houston boy is dead after a middle-of-the-night confrontation with the father of a girl he knew—in her bedroom, reports the Houston Chronicle.The father told police that one of his other children alerted him that someone was in his daughter's bedroom, and he went to investigate with a gun about 2:20am, reports My Fox Houston. When he entered the room, his 16-year-old daughter denied knowing who the boy was, and the father says he fired when the teen appeared to be reaching for something, say investigators. Only afterward did the daughter acknowledge that she had let the boy inside the home and into her room, reports KHOU.

The 55-year-old father reportedly called 911 before shooting, but the call was followed by an argument with the male teen. KHOU identifies the teen victim as Johran McCormick. "I really wish that he would have had a second thought," says mother Zakia McCormick of the shooter. "He didn't deserve to die like that." The still-unidentified father—who was treated at a hospital for a panic attack after the shooting—was not arrested, the Chronicle reports, but the sheriff's office says the case will be presented to a grand jury, which will decide whether to charge him with anything.

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Mar 15, 2014 11:54 PM CDT
qoute from the late great Mr. Rythm... Dont Let Your Dick Run Your Life...
Mar 15, 2014 10:02 PM CDT
moral of the not sneak into a persons house in the middle of the night. IF the punk would have been at home, and studying for school..he would still be alive
Mar 15, 2014 9:20 PM CDT
Suffered a "panic attack?" Not guilty because of emotional problems. Smart thinking, Dad. Shoot first, "panic" second. Being a white shooter mowing down one of your daughter's teenage boyfriends, then "panicking" gets you off. Or is it the family circling the wagons to keep the "earner" in the family even though he's not too smart?