A teenager in Harris County, Texas, was fatally shot by the father of a girl who sneaked the boy into her bedroom, authorities said.
The 17-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, was shot early Thursday morning after the father of a 16-year-old girl found him in her bedroom, KHOU-TV reports.
The boy 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 the teenage boy after the daughter reportedly claimed she did not know him.
The man called 911, and then got into an argument with the teen. The father told police that he opened fire when the teen suddenly moved his hands, according to RawStory.com.
The boy 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.