Houston father shoots and kills boy in teen daughter's room

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HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Houston father shot and killed a teenage boy he found in the room of his 16-year-old daughter in the pre-dawn hours of Thursday, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.

The father heard noises coming from the room and went to investigate. Upon finding the 17-year-old boy with his daughter, the father got into a fight with the boy, and "the homeowner, who was armed, shot the male once," the office said.

Police have not released the name of the 55-year-old father or the dead teenager, who the daughter first said she did not know and then said she did.

The incident was under investigation and no charges have been filed, according to the sheriff's office.

(Reporting by Andrea Lorenz; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)

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Comments (19)
Youpeople wrote:
Funny how many versions to this story are out there. Only certain facts are: this young boy was shot and killed by the girl’s father.
scuffle? probably not. Boy reaching for a weapon? from where on his probably naked body?
Just another senseless killing justified in the NRA’s Amerika. Two families ruined by the product sold to make their lives safer. In whose dreams?

Mar 14, 2014 9:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
pyradius wrote:
Look at that, another coward with a gun who couldn’t control himself and the power the weapon gives him. A weak man with a weaker moral compass…no surprise he felt the need to arm himself.

Mar 18, 2014 9:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:
Another one of those law abiding, responsible, gun-owners that don’t need regulating.

Mar 18, 2014 11:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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