HOUSTON – Family, friends and supporters of Johran McCormick, the teen who was shot and killed by his girlfriend's father, want the girlfriend to be held accountable for her role in his death.
Led by community activist Quanell X, the group rallied Wednesday morning with the victim's mother, Zakia McCormick, in front of the home where he was killed.
The 17-year-old boy was shot inside the Spring-area home on Bridgestone Lakes subdivision off FM 2920 on March 13.
Investigators said the father accused in the shooting woke up to find Johran in his 16-year-old daughter's bedroom around 2:30 a.m. According to detectives, the daughter snuck Johran in, but told her dad a different story when confronted.
Her younger brother went to say good night and saw two feet sticking out from underneath the bed, detectives said. He then went to get his father.
The father walked in and asked questions, but his daughter claimed to not know McCormick. The father then called 911, but an argument ensued with the teenage boy.
The father told deputies that Johran dropped his hands as if to grab something, so he opened fire. Johran was shot in the head and died at the scene.
The Harris County Grand Jury will decide if the father is to face charges, but many think the teen girl is also at fault.
Johran's family and supporters demand that Houston District Attorney Devon Anderson motion to file either one to two counts of accessory to murder, or involuntary manslaughter against the young girl who they say intentionally lied to her father, which led to Johran's death.