A dad shoots boy in daughter's room, and if you thought your parents were strict about boys, then this story may change your mind. A father from a Texas home on Thursday woke up to find that a 17-year-old boy was in bed with his 16-year-old daughter, and opened fire, killing the teen.
According to KHOU.com out of Houston on Thursday, the “Spring-area family believed a dad didn't have to kill their son after catching him inside his daughter's bedroom early Thursday morning.”
Killed in the altercation was 17-year-old Johran McCormick, who was shot inside a home in the Bridgestone Lakes subdivision, Harris County, early Thursday morning. The father’s name was not released.
“I would like my baby back, but I know that’s not possible,” said Zakia McCormick. “He didn’t deserve to die like that.”
KHOU picks up the story:
According to detectives, his 16-year-old daughter let McCormick in the house and snuck him into her bedroom.
Her younger brother went to say good night and saw two feet sticking out under the bed, detectives said. He then went to get his father.
The father walked in and asked questions, but his daughter claimed to not know McCormick. The father then called 911, but an argument ensued with the teenage boy.
The man told police that the 17-year-old boy appeared to “drop his hands” in a manner that made the father think that he was going for a weapon. So the dad, who was armed, opened fire. The father was thereafter taken to the hospital because he complained of chest problems. He reportedly was suffering from a panic attack.
Neighbors were shocked and torn over the decision the father made. The family had just moved in to the suburban neighborhood.
"As a mom, I just can't imagine," said neighbor Letica Field. "I know the dad was trying to protect the family, but he should have let the authorities handle it."
"Oh my god! They just moved in here like a week ago. Literally a week ago," one neighbor told KHOU.
The neighbor described the family as extremely quiet, adding, "I never heard a peep out of them."