UPDATE: The protest/press conference has been canceled. According to the latest press release from Quanell X, Zakia McCormick, Johran's adoptive mother, "had to leave immediately for New Orleans, due to a family emergency. It appears that the young man's mother..who is from New Orleans, has taken control over the body, and is not allowing the family in Houston to proceed with the services at this time. The family will [reschedule] the press conference after the funeral services."
Family and friends of a 17-year-old boy who was fatally shot by the father of a girl he was allegedly dating plan a protest today outside the Spring home where he was killed.
Zakia McCormick wants the 16-year-old girl charged with "accessory to murder or involuntary manslaughter" in the death of Johran McCormick, according to a press release from activist Quanell X.
Harris County Sheriff's investigators say McCormick was killed after the girl's father discovered the teenager in his daughter's bedroom at about 2:30 a.m. March 13.
"The boy's family were told by authorities and others that the girl denied she knew the young man in her bedroom -- sparking a deadly confrontation," according to the Chron.
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However, McCormick's family has said they found out later the two teens had been dating.
The girl "intentionally lied to her father, which [led] to the murder of 17-year-old Johran McCormick," according to Quanell X's release. The protest is scheduled for 3 p.m.
We're sure things will go smoothly.