A man reportedly found his underage cousin's boyfriend in her bedroom and shot him dead in Spring, Harris County, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Deputies responded to reports of a shooting in the 23600 block of Blodgett Peak Trail in Spring on Sept. 17 after a person called 911 to disclose that her nephew, later identified as Daniel Hines, 20, had shot an 18-year-old young man, later identified as Curtis Mobley outside their residence, KWTX News 10 reported.

When the officers responded to the scene, they found that the teenager had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was found unconscious on the driveway. He was immediately taken to a hospital in critical condition. However, he was pronounced dead upon arrival at the health facility.

On Saturday, Sept. 17, the 14-year-old girl’s older sister allegedly caught Mobley in the teen’s bedroom and alerted her mother claiming that she didn’t want him inside the home. The mother further notified the police and the minor girl's cousin Hines about the incident. Following this, Hines showed up at the residence with two other men and got into a fight with Mobley outside as he was reportedly leaving the home.

Mobley had reportedly left his gun underneath one of the pillows on the girl's bed. The 14-year-old allegedly retrieved the gun for Mobley. Both Mobley and Hines were armed at the time of the shooting. A heated altercation ensued between Mobley and Hines in the driveway which reportedly led to a shootout. Mobley was shot multiple times, ABC13 Houston reported.

Hines told the police officers that he acted in self-defense and that Mobley opened fire at him first. However, witnesses claimed that it was Hines who shot first.

During the shootout, a neighbor’s home across the street was struck multiple times by gunfire. The gunfire penetrated the residence but did not injure anyone.

Following the incident, Hines was charged with murder. He is being held at the Harris County Jail on a US$100,000 bond. Hines had recently posted bail for a criminal trespass charge two days before the shooting took place. He was also previously charged with possession of marijuana.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 713 274 9100 or call Crime Stoppers at 713 222 TIPS (8477).

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