Tra Vontay Constantine is an alleged seventeen year old teen killer who has been charged with the murder of his father and the attempted murder of his mother
According to police reports Tra Vontay Constantine was involved in an argument with his parents when he would grab his gun and shoot both of them with his father Leroy Constantine Jr dying from his injuries. Constantine mother is expected to survive her injuries
Tra Vontay Constantine would take off from the home following the double shooting however would later turn himself over to the local sheriffs office.
Tra Vontay Constantine has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and murder
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A 17-year-old is accused of shooting his parents, leaving his father dead and his mother seriously injured.
Tra Vontay Constantine was charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the shooting that happened on Wednesday on Waller Street in the Deer Pines subdivision in Cut and Shoot, near Conroe
He faced a judge Thursday where we learned home surveillance video captured the entire incident. Prosecutors said Tra Vontay pointed a gun at his father, Leroy Constantine Jr., 41, and fired a shot. Prosecutors said the same bullet passed through him and hit his wife in the neck.
Investigators said Tra Vontay got into an argument with his parents because his father found his gun and took the ammunition. Prosecutors said Tra Vontay knew he had one bullet in his car so he got it, loaded his gun and shot at his father.
When first responders arrived on scene, they tried to save Leroy’s life, but he died. As for his wife, she was taken to a hospital where she is expected to survive.
“I think my heart goes out to the mother more than anyone,” a neighbor said. “Just trying to deal with, you never think about needing to forgive your child or something like that. What might’ve been going through his mind at the moment also.”
Neighbors said the family seemed to be close and it’s heartbreaking knowing what happened.
“It’s really hard,” a neighbor told us. “I can’t imagine what they are going through.”
Prosecutors said Tra Vontay had previously been on juvenile probation but was let off due to good behavior. It’s not clear how his age will factor into the charges.
Tra Vontay has asked for a court-appointed attorney and the case is expected to go to a grand jury.
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A 17-year-old is accused of shooting both of his parents and killing his father inside their Conroe home.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at a home in the 9000 block of Waller Street at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday.
At the scene, deputies found a man and a woman shot. Despite life-saving efforts, Leroy Constantine Jr., 41, was pronounced dead.
First responders rushed the woman to the hospital, where she underwent surgery. She’s expected to survive.
Investigators learned that the victims got into a verbal argument with their 17-year-old son, which escalated to the suspect shooting them.
Although the teen, identified by deputies as Tra Vontay Constantine, initially left the scene, officials said he turned himself in at the MCSO shortly after. A video shows him walking into the sheriff’s office early Thursday morning.
ABC13 spoke to the victims’ daughter, who was home and forced to witness her father’s murder.
“My brother is not a bad person,” Breana Constantine said. “He has mental health issues. My mom and dad tried everything they possibly could with my brother.”
Breana said her parents were high school sweethearts with three children and two grandkids.
Tra is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He’s being held on $250,000 bond.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends who are dealing with this tragedy,” Specialist Stephen Walker with MCSO said.
Walker said it’s unknown what the initial argument was about.
Detectives are still trying to determine where the gun came from because they said the parents didn’t own any.
Friends of the family have set up a GoFundMe.