Friends, family remember male teen shot, killed in girl's bedroom in NW Harris County

Johran McCormick, 17, was shot and killed after the father of a girl he knew discovered him in his daughter's bedroom
March 15, 2014 12:20:24 PM PDT
Friends and family gathered to remember a teen investigators say was shot by the father of a teen girl.

Johran McCormick, 17, was shot and killed after the father discovered the teen in his daughter's bedroom.

This case will be handed over to a grand jury, but what happened to the 17-year-old boy has a lot of teens rethinking their approach to dating and letting parents know where they are and where they have permission to be.

It was not the place kids wanted to come together on the final Friday night of spring break -- not for something so tragic.

"I thought he was gonna enjoy life like the rest of us -- go to prom, graduation, experience college and stuff, but I guess that ain't happening," friend Amalia Pena said.

"It hurts because I talked to him a week ago. We were supposed to make music together," friend Donald Mutin said.

The teen was shot dead overnight Wednesday after he was found under the bed of a 16-year-old girl whom he was seeing. The girl's father pulled the trigger.

"He wasn't armed, he didn't make any violent moves. It's not as if he lunged at him," his cousin Khiiron Woods said.

"He could've let him go, leave out the window, anything. Call me and say 'I've got your son here and you need to come and get him.' He didn't do any of that," the victim's mom Zakia McCormick said.

McCormick says she wants the man who killed her son criminally charged, along with his daughter, who initially lied about not knowing her son.

"I wanna be there. I want him to look at what he did, face me and just tell me why. That's all," she said.

Since her son's death, McCormick has a void, she can't fill and one that will linger, she says, for the rest of her life.

"I have to go in his room and lay in his bed, and I just have to keep all of the memories that we had alive," she said.

A formal service will be held this Sunday at church.

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