A Texas teen was fatally shot early Thursday morning after he was found hiding in a teen girl’s bedroom.
According to Harris County deputies, the tragic incident began after one of the homeowner’s younger children spotted Johran McCormick’s feet sticking out from underneath his sister’s bed and informed his father. The father then grabbed his gun and went to his 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom to confront the teen.
The man reportedly called 911, but got into an argument with McCormick after his daughter claimed she did not know who he was. The man told officers he shot the young man when he suddenly moved his hands.
McCormick, who was unarmed, died at the scene. Police later learned that the daughter lied to her father about not knowing the young man and snuck him into her bedroom earlier in the evening.
The father suffered a panic attack after the shooting and was taken to a nearby hospital.
Police officials are still investigating, and the case will be referred to a grand jury to determine whether or not the father will be charged in McCormick’s death.
The disastrous incident has prompted many to wonder if the teen girl should be held responsible for McCormick’s death, considering her lie may have led to his demise.