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Father Kills Teen Found In Daughter's Bedroom

Seventeen-year-old Johran McCormick was shot and killed while with his apparent girlfriend. A grand jury will decide if the father will face charges.
Posted at 4:51 PM, Mar 17, 2014

​A Houston-area father thought he heard an intruder in his daughter's bedroom when he fatally shot a 17-year-old boy.

Fox News reports Johran McCormick was apparently dating the 16-year-old girl, who reportedly denied knowing the boy when her father caught the two together around 2:30 in the morning Thursday.

"Investigators say the girl let the boy into the house and into the bedroom. ... The father says he shot the boy when the teen dropped his hands as if to grab for something." (Via KCEN)

It's unclear whether the father will face charges — but the victim's mother is pushing for murder charges.

"I've never felt a pain like this. Ever. ... I would like my baby back. But I know it's not possible." (Via KHOU)

"He was my friend. I've known him since, like, middle school. We've always been close. He's a very outgoing person and so am I, so we kind of clicked when we met each other." (Via KTRK)

McCormick's funeral was held Sunday at a local church.

"He was an amazing person, and I feel terrible that that had to happen to him." (Via KPRC)

The investigation is ongoing, and a grand jury will determine whether the father will face charges.