HOUSTON (FOX 26) — Houston police say they have not made any arrests as they continue to investigate a shooting that left a teen dead. It was reported just after 10 p.m. Sunday on Glenhollow Drive on the south side of Houston.
Police say it was a robbery attempt that ended with one of the suspects dead. On Tuesday, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences said that suspect was 16 years old. Police had previously stated the boy was believed to be as young as 12 or 13 years old.
"Two shots," says Patrick Curry, who lives next door to the shooting scene. "Bang bang, that was it."
Curry heard the gunshots from his back yard. He had family over at his home to watch the Super Bowl.
"That’s normal," adds Curry. “We hear shots all the time. Matter of fact I think I hear shots every other night.”
"I had been watching that boring game and then my wife woke me up and said, 'Somebody’s shot,'” says Larry Phoenix, who lives across the street from Curry.
Police say the shooting happened in the middle of Glenhollow Drive when three robbers approached a 23-year-old man. Police explain that the robbers beat the man up, but in the end, one of the robbers was shot to death. Police have not said who pulled the trigger.
Officers arrived to the neighborhood and found the teen wounded in the street. He was taken to a hospital and was pronounced deceased.
Police say they interviewed several witnesses who were involved in the robbery.
"I saw them take him off in handcuffs,” says Phoenix of one of the boys outside his home.
Police say all three of the robbers were juveniles and that the 23-year-old man was assaulted during the robbery attempt. That man was able to drive to another location where paramedics were called. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
"Kids want to be grown ahead of time," says Barbara Scott, another neighbor. “They don’t want to listen to the parents sometimes. It’s not that they’re not trying to tell them. They just don’t listen and that’s how it ends up.”
Anyone with information about the attempted robbery and shooting is encouraged to contact the HPD Homicide Division by phone at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-8477 (TIPS).