An 18-year-old Houston man is charged with murder after a fatal shooting at a girl's Sweet 16 birthday party that left her brother dead.
The deadly encounter happened around 12:30 a.m. at a home on Lauder and Korenek in northwest Harris County.
Johnny Robert Benavidez, 28, is accused of opening fire just after midnight Sunday. The victim, 27-year-old Edgar Garcia, was found dead on a driveway in north Houston.
Authorities say about a dozen people showed up uninvited to the Sweet 16 party. A fight broke out when they were asked to leave. They did eventually leave, but came back to the home.
When another argument began, Benavidez allegedly drew a handgun and fired.
He is scheduled to appear in Harris County court Monday. He did not have an attorney listed.