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Family wants girlfriend charged in teen's death

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  • Boy dies from gunshot wound; report says daughter let him in
  • Girl is 16; boy was 17
Family wants girlfriend charged in teen's death

Mom of teen killed: Why did he have to die?

Mom of teen killed: Why did he have to die?

The family of Johran McCormick, a 17-year-old shot and killed by his girlfriend's father March 13, wants charges filed against the girlfriend as well as her dad. So far, no one has been charged in the Texas teen's death.

According to CNN affiliate KHOU, a group in support of McCormick's family held a rally Wednesday in front of the Houston-area home where he was killed.

Law enforcement officials told HLN that the teen died inside home after an alleged shooting that occurred after a father discovered McCormick under his daughter's bed very early in the morning. 

Investigators say that the daughter snuck McCormick into her room, but when the father found him, she said she didn't know McCormick. An argument ensued, and the father allegedly shot McCormick. Zakia McCormick, Johran's mother, told HLN that she wants the daughter charged as well as the father, because she intentionally lied about knowing McCormick. She and others at the rally say the alleged lie led to his death.

The Harris County District Attorney's office told HLN that the case is under investigation: "This case hasn't been presented to a grand jury yet. It is possible it could take months before it is presented to a grand jury. Charges, if any, will be up to a grand jury."

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