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A 17-year-old Texas boy was shot dead early Thursday after a dad discovered the teen in his daughter’s bedroom, local media reported.
The homeowner's 16-year-old daughter let the boy into the Harris County house in the early morning hours Thursday, deputies told the NBC station in Houston KPRC.
The father told detectives he heard noises in the room and went to investigate. That’s when he found the 17-year-old in his daughter’s bedroom — and a scuffle ensued, detectives said.
The father fired one shot at the boy, officials said. The 17-year-old died at the scene.
Police were called to the house at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, KPRC reported.
The father was taken to the hospital for an exam after complaining of possible panic attacks after the shooting, the Houston Chronicle reported. It was unclear if he would be charged.
The wife was at work but four children were in the home at the time, police said.
None of the people involved in the incident have been named.
— Jeff Black