KATY, Texas (FOX 26) - Deputies are investigating the shooting death of an 11-year-old boy inside a west Harris County home.
The boy's body was found inside the home on Finbury Oaks Lane near Cyrus Hill Lane in the Katy area at around 12:05 p.m. Friday.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office released the following statement to FOX 26 News on Thursday:
On April 13, 2017, a 11 year old male was found by his older brother(13yoa) when the older brother returned home from school. The older brother called for help. Law Enforcement and EMS arrived on the scene and pronounced the 11 year old deceased from a gunshot wound. The 11 yoa did not attend school today. The 11 year old located a handgun inside the residence. It appears the child fired the weapon striking himself once in the head area. HCSO Homicide and HCSO Crime Scene both arrived on the scene to investigate the incident.
After the investigation is concluded, the facts of the case will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office.
Thank you in advance for respecting the family during their time of grieving.