This is a very, very sad and unfortunate story.
Johran McCormick, 17, was shot and killed inside a Spring, Texas home in the Bridgestone Lake Subdivision Thursday morning. Investigators say that the father accused in the shooting woke up to find McCormick in his 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom.
Harris County Precinct 4 officers were the first to respond to the scene after someone called 911 around 2:30 a.m. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the shooting.
According to police, the daughter let McCormick in the house and snuck him into her bedroom. Her younger brother went in to say goodnight and after seeing two feet sticking from under the bed, he went to get his father. The 55-year-old father then walked into the room and questioned his daughter about the boy, but she claimed to not know him. The father called 911, but an argument ensued with the boy.
The father told police that the boy dropped his hands as if he was about to grab something so the man opened fire. McCormick died at the scene.
No other injuries were reported, but the father was taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out for medical reasons after claiming that he did not feel well. Police said he appeared to be on several medications.
Neighbors of the family were torn on the man’s actions. “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.”
Now let me add my two cents.
First, I’ve seen several comments about how people “understand the father.” Well, I don’t! I’m so damn tired of adults killing children! The child was obviously invited into the home by his daughter and he did not deserve to lose his life. I’m still questioning why the man had a gun, but if his daughter acted like she didn’t know who the guy was, I guess that part is understandable…but even still, this is a classic teenage scheme. If she felt like she was in danger, I doubt that she would have stayed in her room without screaming or something of that nature.
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