HARRIS COUNTY, Texas— A Spring-area dad fatally shot a teen boy he found in his daughter’s bedroom early Thursday morning, deputies said.
The shooting happened inside a home on Bridgestone Ridge near Bridgestone Path.
Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Constables were the first to respond after someone called 911 around 2:30 a.m. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the shooting.
Investigators said the father accused in the shooting woke up to find the male teen in his 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom.
According to detectives, his 16-year-old daughter let a 17-year-old boy 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 to know the male teen. 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 the man opened fire. The teen died at the scene.
No other injuries were reported, but the father was transported to the hospital to be checked out for medical reasons as he complained that he was not feeling well. Constables said the man appeared to be on several medications.
Neighbors of the family were stunned.
“Oh my God! They just moved in…about a week ago. They just moved in here,” one neighbor said. “No, never spoke to them. Never even seen them. I saw the moving trucks, but I never heard a peep out of them.”
The teen killed was not identified. Detectives had to first notify the victim's relatives.
Charges had not been filed Thursday. Constables said the investigation was still open and ongoing. When the investigation is completed, HCSO investigators said they will present their findings to the Harris County Grand Jury for its consideration