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Texas dad shoots, kills teen daughter's boyfriend

Published: 
Friday, March 14, 2014
Neighbourhood divided as...
An unidentified father on a stretcher shot dead a 17-year-old boy after finding the teen in bed with his 16-year-old daughter this morning in Spring ,Texas

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Authorities in Harris County, Texas say a father fatally shot a teenage boy he found in his daughter's bedroom yesterday, CBS News has reported.

 

Area officials say the man's 16-year-old daughter let the 17-year-old boy into her family's home in Spring, Texas, and snuck him into her bedroom.

 

According to reports, sometime before 2:30am her father walked in and asked who the boy was. She said she didn't know. The father then called 911, but an argument ensued with the teenage boy. The father told deputies that he opened fire when the boy dropped his hands as if to grab something. Authorities say the teen was unarmed.

 

The 16-year-old daughter later admitted to knowing the boy and letting him into the house.

 

Police showed up at the house shortly after 2:30am.

 

The 55-year-old father was taken to the hospital after complaining of a panic attack.

 

The 17-year-old boy was pronounced dead on the scene.

 

Neither the 55-year-old father or the dead boy have been identified yet, as authorities in Harris County continue to investigate the shooting.

 

The names of those involved in the incident were not immediately available, various media reported.

 

Authorities say no charges have been filed, but the investigation is ongoing.

 

Harris County investigators said they will present their findings to the Harris County Grand Jury for its consideration.

 

Neighbors of the family were torn on what the father did.

 

"As a mom, I just can't imagine," said Letica Field. "I know the dad was trying to protect the family, but he should have let the authorities handle it."

 

Sources: CBS News, Houston Chronicle, KHOU Houston