The teen was identified as Jakobi Xavier Mitchell, according to a tweet sent by Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
Update: the deceased male has been identified as Jakobi Xavier Mitchell (17 yrs). Our condolences go out to his family. Investigation remains on-going. Call 713-221-6000 or @CrimeStopHOU 713-222-TIPS with any information #HouNews https://t.co/QoHq1HOv9M— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) November 26, 2019
Harris County deputies say Jakobi was inside the car with three other teens, including two boys and a girl.
Investigators at the scene told ABC13 they think the car was shot up at a different location around 11:40 p.m. Monday.
Deputies received an initial call of a shooting in progress at 1050 Katy Fort Bend Road. A second call later came in from an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Katy Ranch.
Investigators say they believe someone fired into the vehicle, which later pulled over to get attention from Katy police.
ABC13 spoke to a family member of Jakobi who said his cousin was shot in the neck and died in his arms as they were trying to get him to a hospital.
There is no information on the suspect or the motive of the shooting, but Gonzalez says the incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Houston Police or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).
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