FOX 26 News has learned a 15-year-old middle school student is being questioned in the murder of a Houston man. But those familiar with the case say the shooting did not come without justification.
Sources tell FOX the 15-year-old was walking to school Wednesday when he says he was abducted by a 51-year-old man. That man according to the student took him to his house only blocks away and sexually assaulted the child.
Somehow, the teen got his hands on a gun in the man’s house and shot and killed him. The middle school student then told friends at school.
A rape kit was done at a local hospital which confirmed the sexual assault, according to our sources.
Norm Uhl with the Houston Independent School District says he’s been made aware of the incident but referred us to the Houston Police Department. Detectives with HPD say they’re investigating that shooting that took place in the 8600 block of Lockwood Wednesday afternoon.
They also say they have made contact with the juvenile but refused to make any public statements. Uhl says in cases like this, the district will offer the child counseling but he wasn’t sure if that has happened as of yet.
This incident did not happen on school grounds but as the 15-year-old was walking to school Wednesday morning on the northeast side of town.
In the beginning HPD wasn’t quite sure what had happened to the 51 year old. After a tip call the Insite started digging and put the details together with confirmations from various agencies. Here’s the original press release the department initially put out Thursday morning:
FATAL SHOOTING AT LOCKWOOD
Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at Lockwood about 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday (February 18).
The victim, XXXXXXXXXX, of Houston, suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.HPD Homicide Division Sergeant G. Gonzales and Officer J. Sosa reported:Mr. XXXXXX nephew arrived at the residence and called paramedics after he found his uncle shot. According to investigators, neighbors reported hearing gunshots early in the morning.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.