Homicide Investigators Charge Male With Criminal Negligent Homicide In Teen’s Death

From the Harris County Sheriff’s Office:

Homicide investigators have charged a 17-year-old male with criminal negligent homicide for the shooting death of a 15-year-old female.

The male, Javon Martin, 17, is at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office inmate processing center awaiting booking.

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 1:40 a.m., Harris County Precinct 4 Constables contacted Harris County Sheriff’s Office dispatch regarding a 15-year-old female that was shot in the chest at a residence in the 23100 block of Kimberly Glen Lane.

The female victim was confirmed at the scene by Cy-Creek EMS.

Investigators determined that Martin was playing with a rifle, when he pointed the weapon and pulled the trigger. The weapon discharged striking the victim one time.

The Harris County District Attorneys Office were presented the facts of the case, and accepted the charge.