15-year-old arrested, charged with murder in shooting death of former CyFair ISD student

(KPRC 2)

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said a teenager has been arrested and charged with murder for the shooting death of a former student of Cypress Lakes High School.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on X, formerly known as Twitter, the 15-year-old has been charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jake Mason. The 15-year-old’s name has not been released. He is in custody at the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center.

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The shooting happened on Dec. 19, 2023, in the 5800 block of Brenwood Trails Lane.

The shooting prompted multiple Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District campuses to go into “Secure the Building” mode.

When authorities arrived at the scene, they saw a group gathering around the location.

Mason was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mason was at Cypress Lakes High School waiting to pick up his girlfriend who was a student. He was a former student and officially left in September.

Deputies said Mason was with “an unidentified group of males” when an altercation occurred.

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