Sheriff: Teenager found shot dead in Humble House

HOUSTON (KIAH) – A woman was found dead in a home near FM 1960 and Lee Road on Friday evening.

Confirmation from Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez that a 16-year-old girl was found dead in a house in the 20400 block of Canton Trace, and that a man who was also at the house had been arrested.

Initial reports from deputies say a young woman called 911 and said her sister was being held captive inside the house by her mother’s boyfriend.

When officers arrived, they heard a gunshot inside the house and heard screams. Then they heard a second shot, and then a man came out of the house and said to the deputies: “You do what you have to do.

Gonzalez said the teenager was found shot dead when deputies entered the house. Homicide detectives continue to the scene, but no motive for the shooting has been established.

The teen’s mother was out of town but returned to the scene. She lived in the house with her boyfriend, a 60-year-old man, and the teenager.

We will update the story as new information becomes available.


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