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A 16-year-old girl was shot and killed inside a home early Friday morning in Humble, and her mother’s boyfriend has been charged with her murder.
Harris County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Dennis Wolfford told ABC13 that around 1:05 a.m. m., a woman called 911 and said her mother’s boyfriend was holding her 16-year-old sister at gunpoint inside a home on Canton Trace Lane.
When officers arrived, they heard a gunshot, screams and then a second gunshot, Wolfford said.
According to the sergeant, a man identified as Van Brisbon came out of the house and said, “Do what you have to do,” before being taken into custody.
Authorities say a 16-year-old girl was killed. She had been shot multiple times.
A man claiming to be the teen’s biological father identified her as Lauren Juma, a 10th grader at Nimitz High School.
According to her father, Lauren wanted to join the army or become a police officer.
He told reporter Charly Edsitty that the 911 caller was Lauren’s 19-year-old sister.
Lauren reportedly called her mother when things escalated, and it was her mother who called her older sister. Her father’s girlfriend claims that when her sister showed up at the house, her suspect wouldn’t let her in, so she called 911.
The sheriff’s office says Lauren and Brisbon were the only two people inside the house since the girl’s mother was out of town, but she has since returned.
The mother, the teenager and the suspect lived in the house.
Deputies say Brisbon was uncooperative and the motive for the murder is unknown at this time.
Brisbon has been charged with murder and booked into the Harris County Jail.