MANOR, Texas (KXAN) — Manor police are investigating an apparent accidental shooting that led to the death of a 17-year-old in Manor Tuesday night.
Police were called to Jamie Drive near Tinajero Way around 8:50 p.m. Officers said a group of friends were together at a home when a gun was accidentally discharged. The teen was shot in the head and died at the scene, located at 11916 Jamie Drive in Manor.
On Thursday, MPD identified the 17-year-old as Steven Montalvo.
“A young man lost his life. It’s tragic for the friends that had to witness that and tragic for the family of the victim,” said Manor Police Chief Ryan Phipps.
The gun was not believed to be loaded and was not intentionally pointed at the teen. Police said the teen did not live at the home. They believe they know who the gun belongs to, but they told KXAN they cannot release that information because it is part of the investigation. At this point, no charges have been filed.
One neighbor told KXAN the normally quiet subdivision was filled with police cars Tuesday night.
At 8:49 p.m. his Ring camera captured a young man pacing back and forth, saying “oh my god, oh my god.” A minute later police were responding to the scene where the teen had died.
The teen attended Weiss High School in the Pflugerville Independent School District.
“Pflugerville ISD and the Weiss High School community are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of one of our students last night. We are all hurting from this tragedy and our hearts go out to our student’s family and friends,” said the district in a statement.
Crisis counselors and social workers will be available to students and staff.