According to NBC News affiliate KETK on Sunday, police say the “father shot and killed a boy he found in his daughter's bedroom in the middle of the night. The girl at first denied knowing the boy, but police have since learned they were friends. It will be up to a Houston area grand jury to decide if charges will be filed.”
On March 14, I brought you the details on the shooting:
The victim was 17-year-old Johran McCormick, who was allegedly let into the home last week by the daughter, after the father, who has yet to be named, was asleep. A younger son in the home saw a man’s feet sticking out from under his 16-year-old sister’s bed, and told the father, who then armed himself and confronted the boy.
The daughter claimed not to know the teen – her reported boyfriend – and when the 17-year-old made a “threatening move” with his hands, the father shot him dead.
The victim’s family is now speaking out.
“I would like my baby back, but I know that's not possible,” Zakia McCormick, mother of the victim, told KHOU News. “He didn't deserve to die like that.”
Another relative said the boy was harmless.
“He don't have no weapons, he's not that type of kid. No play guns, not water guns, no BB-gun, no nothing,” said relative Shanell Curley.
Zakia said her son must have kept the relationship a secret.
“I have never heard of the girl he was dating,” the grieving mother said. “I didn't know he was dating anyone. I just don't understand why my son is gone. The man that killed him should have been arrested. It was murder, it was murder.”
Harris County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Ben Beall said the father shot the alleged “stranger” one time, in the head, killing him.
“He was not a stranger. We don't know if the father knew him or not,” said Sgt. Beall.
It was clear however that the daughter did, and her concealing the fact she knew the teen is likely what contributed to her father shooting him down. It remains to be seen if either the father or the daughter will face any charges.