Teen shot by dad after argument, struggle over gun

Published On: Nov 12 2013 05:06:50 PM CST
HOUSTON -

A teenager was fatally shot by his father during an argument and subsequent struggle over a gun.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says they received a 911 call shortly after 2:30am Tuesday in reference to a shooting in the 29000 block of Baltic Avenue. Deputies who responded says they discovered a 19-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies say witnesses stated that the victim became angry when he and others were asked to leave the residence. The teen then produced a rifle and threatened to shoot his father. 

A struggle over the rifle ensued, then the rifle discharged, striking the teen in the head, according to deputies.

The victim has been identified as Rodolfo Alvarez from Magnolia.

Deputies say the investigation is ongoing. 

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