Father accused of shooting teen his daughter sneaked into home

Father accused of shooting teen his daughter sneaked into home

Middleton was shot and killed early Saturday morning in Columbia County, Georgia.

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities are investigating after a Georgia father allegedly shot and killed a boy his daughter sneaked into their house.

Investigators said the man’s 14-year-old daughter sneaked the 17-year-old boy into their Columbia County home early Saturday morning.

According to police, the father got his gun after he heard noises downstairs. He followed his barking dog to a guest bedroom.

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When the father opened the bedroom door, Jordan Middleton ran from the closet, and the father fired a shot.

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When police arrived, they said the teen was dead.

A high school basketball coach says Middleton was a well-liked student.

“It’s a terrible tragedy for both families. My heart goes out to both of them,” said Evans High School Athletic Director Kevin Kenny. “He was just a great kid. (He was) very likeable and always had a smile on his face.”

Police have not filed charges against the father.