By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Mar 14, 2014
A father in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas, is accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy he found in his teenage daughter's bedroom early Thursday morning.
“Harris County investigators said the suspect's 16-year-old daughter let the boy into the house,” according to the Houston Chronicle. “Her father told investigators he heard noises coming from his daughter's bedroom about 2:30 a.m. and went to investigate. He found the 17-year-old in the bedroom, and there was an altercation before the boy was shot once.”
USA Today reports the daughter snuck the boy into her bedroom. When her younger brother went to say goodnight to her, he saw two feet sticking out under the bed and went to get his father.
“The father walked in and asked questions, but his daughter claimed to not to know the male teen,” according to USA Today. “The father then called 911, but an argument ensued with the teenage boy. The father told police the boy dropped his hands as if to grab something, so he opened fire. The teen died at the scene.”
Neither the boy nor the 55-year-old shooter has been identified. The father was “taken to a nearby hospital after the shooting for symptoms of a panic attack,” the Chronicle reports.
The accused shooter was not arrested or charged with a crime on Thursday. A Harris County grand jury will decide what, if any, charges will be filed against him.