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Dad Shoots And Kills Guest Who Won't Leave Son's NYE Party

Unfortunately, 2017 literally started off with a bang in one Texas town.

In the gated community of Cypress, which also serves as Dry Creek's private airport, a young man was throwing an invite-only New Year's Eve party for roughly 200 guests.

One attendee, however, got a bit rowdy and reportedly refused to leave.

That's when the young man's 48-year-old father, who has not been identified, took matters into his own hands, shooting and killing the partygoer.

The boy's father claims he "had no choice" but to shoot when the party attendee was brawling with him in the wee hours of the morning, Kens5 Eyewitness News reported.

This came as a huge surprise to the neighbors in the community. Steve Jones, who spoke with Kens5 Eyewitness News, said:

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Zach Mikulec echoed the same sentiment to the news organization:

According to, the Harris County Sheriff's Office is continuing to collect statements from those who witnessed the shooting. From there, they'll gather if the young man's father will face any charges for the incident.

Gun laws in Texas allow citizens to use deadly force when they feel as though they are in danger. And the NRA states,

The investigation continues.

Citations: Homeowner shoots and kills 'drunk' guest who refused to leave his son's 'invite-only' New Year's Eve party (, HCSO: Homeowner shoots guest at New Year's party (Kens5 Eyewitness News), Texas Gun Laws (NRA)