Neighbors on Savannah Moss in Fort Bend County called 911 around 1:30 p.m. after hearing gunfire.
The victim, a student at George Ranch High School, was found by some friends in the park. He had gunshot wounds to his cheek and chest.
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An air ambulance rushed the teen to the hospital for surgery. Deputies initially said he was expected to survive, but was declared dead late Thursday afternoon.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said the victim, identified by deputies as 16-year-old Matthias Konrad, knew the shooter.
A Crime Stoppers tip led deputies to the teen's home. The teen was charged with murder late Thursday and booked into the Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center.
The victim has been identified as Matthias Konrad, 16. https://t.co/9kXRzf6WKT— Major Chad Norvell (@chad_norvell) August 23, 2019
"The father has been cooperative," Major Chad Norvell told reporters Thursday. "He gave us consent, but we're waiting for a search warrant just to be safe. The weapon is in the house."
Deputies believe a small handgun was used in the shooting. The motive is not yet known.
"This isn't the kind of thing we expect in our neighborhood," neighbor Robert Linn said.
Update: Victim is 16. He is alive and was transported by airmed. No suspect in custody and no description to release. LCISD is not yet in session. Media stage at Tara Blue Ridge/Savannah Moss. 1440 https://t.co/ntSEf9lsM9— Major Chad Norvell (@chad_norvell) August 22, 2019
The shooting happened near William Velasquez Elementary School in Lamar CISD. Fortunately, classes are not yet in session.
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