Will “stand your ground” rear its ugly head in Houston?
A Spring-area family believed a dad didn’t have to kill their son after catching him inside his daughter’s bedroom early Thursday morning.
“I would like my baby back, but I know that’s not possible,” said Zakia McCormick. “A call you know, I’m sorry. He didn’t deserve to die like that”
17-year old Johran McCormick was shot inside a Spring-area home on Bridgestone Lakes subdivision off FM 2920.
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 McCormick in his 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom.
According to detectives, his 16-year-old daughter let McCormick 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 know McCormick. The father then called 911, but an argument ensued with the teenage boy.
The father told deputies that McCormick dropped his hands as if to grab something, so the man opened fire. The teen died at the scene.
This lil’ ho had the nerve to say she didn’t know the boy who was laying under her bed?!?!
According to the report, the father was taken away on a stretcher following the shooting.
Says a distraught neighbor:
“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.”
We’re definitely gonna keep an eye on this case as it develops.
R.I.P. Johran McCormick
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