Texas father fatally shoots boy found in daughter’s room

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HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators say they’ll let a grand jury decide what to do with a Houston-area man who shot and killed a 17-year-old boy he found with his 16-year-old daughter in the girl’s bedroom.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit is investigating the shooting at the house in a normally quiet subdivision near Spring, about 23 miles north of Houston.

Assistant Chief Deputy Constable Mark Herman says the 55-year-old homeowner heard noises coming from his daughter’s bedroom about 2:30 a.m. Thursday and went to investigate. He found the boy with his daughter and shot him in the ensuing altercation.

Deputies say the homeowner’s 16-year-old daughter let the boy into their home.

Authorities later received a 911 call from a girl in the home saying her father shot a man underneath her sister’s bed.

Investigators said the daughter, at first, denied knowing the boy. However, sheriff’s Sgt. Ben Beall says the daughter apparently knew the boy, but it was unclear if her father knew him.

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