HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) – An 18-year-old man is facing charges after investigators said he shot and killed another 18-year-old in the driveway of a Spring home.
Sgt. Ben Beall of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the 911 call came about 11:10 a.m. Friday from a home on the Blodgett Peak Trail.
According to investigators, the homeowner called the deputy to say she found the 18-year-old victim in bed with her teenage daughter. The victim could be the teen’s ex-boyfriend.
The mother said she informed her 18-year-old grandson, who was at home at the time, about what was happening.
Investigators said the grandson and the victim ended up in a shootout outside the home.
“We had somewhere in the neighborhood where 14 to 15 shell casings were fired right in front of the door,” Sgt. Beall said. “There were a lot of bullet holes in the house and in the driveway. We had a neighbor’s house across the street that had three to five bullet holes in it.”
The victim was shot several times and died at the hospital.
When asked how confident they felt in the stories they were told about what happened, Sgt. “We’re not confident at all,” Beall said.
“We’ve received different versions of what was called 911 and what she told us happened, and we’re trying to figure out what the exact story is,” Sgt. Beall said.
The shooter was detained at the scene by deputies for questioning and later arrested.
“One of the stories we’re getting is that it could be seen as self-defense,” Sgt. Beall said. He later said investigators did not believe the self-defense claim.
While in a separate place murder scene On Friday night, Beall recounted what happened, saying the victim was packing up his things to leave, polite and had been outside the house when he was killed.
The home where the shooting occurred is linked to a murder in the neighborhood since late July.
Jamyrion Williams, 18, also lives in the home. He was arrested for killing one man and wounding another in a shootout following an altercation on July 23.
Williams remains in the Harris County jail.
Sgt. Beall doesn’t believe the shooting has anything to do with what happened today.
“You have people who shouldn’t have guns, who are running around with guns,” Sgt. Beall said. “I understand that you’ve got someone who came up with the brilliant idea of buying guns on the street to somehow solve the crime problem. They’re completely out of line with reality.”
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