HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A mother has been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old near Cypress Lakes High School. Brittany Breann Reese, 35, is facing charges of tampering with evidence related to the murder of Jake Mason on December 19 on Brenwood Trails Lane. According to court records, Reese is accused of disposing of the firearm used in the shooting, making it unavailable to law enforcement in their investigation.
The son, who is a juvenile, has not been charged in connection with the shooting, and the case is being handled in the juvenile system, as reported by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Due to his status as a juvenile, his name will not be released. The incident took place in a neighborhood close to the school, leading to the lockdown of three nearby schools until the all-clear was given. Mason, who was waiting in his car to pick up his girlfriend, was involved in an argument and subsequently shot, according to the HCSO.
Reese, who is a commissioned security officer in Texas, listed her occupation as a security officer in court paperwork. She was apprehended at her residence near the high school and has since been released on a $5,000 bond. Efforts to reach Reese for comment were unsuccessful. Mason’s family has declined to comment to the media. Authorities have not disclosed any further details regarding the ongoing investigation into the case.
The tragic incident has sparked concerns among local residents and the community as a whole as they come to terms with the loss of a young life. The case is a reminder of the devastating impact of gun violence in communities across the country. As the investigation continues, authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward and assist in bringing those responsible to justice.
Mason’s death has left a lasting impact on his community, and the details surrounding the case continue to unfold as law enforcement works tirelessly to uncover the truth behind this senseless act of violence.