CRIME
03/13/2014 05:56 pm ET Updated Mar 14, 2014

Texas Father Shoots Teen Boy Hiding In Daughter's Room: Cops

A teenager in Harris County, Texas, was fatally shot by the father of a girl who sneaked the boy into her bedroom, authorities said.

Johran McCormick, 17, was shot early Thursday morning after the father of a 16-year-old girl found him in her bedroom, KHOU-TV reports.

McCormick was discovered first when the girl's younger brother went to say good night to her and saw two feet sticking out from under her bed.

The brother got his father who confronted McCormick after the daughter reportedly claimed she did not know him.

The man, whose name has not been released, called 911. He then got into an argument with the teen. The father told police that he opened fire when McCormick suddenly moved his hands, according to RawStory.com.

McCormick died at the scene. Deputies recovered a handgun from the home.

Investigators later discovered the victim was a friend of the daughter's whom she had let into the home, the Houston Chronicle reports.

The father reported possible panic attacks after the shooting and was taken to a local hospital.

It is unclear whether he will face charges, KCEN-TV reports, but the case will be referred to a grand jury, according to KTRK-TV.

UPDATE: This story has been updated to include the name of the victim. The suspect's name has not been released.

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