Teenager commits suicide at police station after murdering Army veteran

A 17-year old man, who was the suspect in the murder of an Army veteran, used a gun to kill himself outside the Harris County, Texas Sheriff office early Sunday morning.

The man, who has yet to be identified, is accused of shooting 25 year-old Army veteran James Ayala early Sund.

James Ayala

According to detectives the shooting may have been motivated by a love triangle.

Daily Mail reports, “Friend and witness, Darian Mitchell said the 17-year-old had found out his girlfriend was cheating on him with victim James Ayala and asked the couple to come to Mitchell’s home, which they did. Mitchell said he then saw his friend kill the Ayala: ‘When he shot him, his girlfriend started screaming and then he ran.”

According to ABC, the suspect’s mother drove the suspect to the Harris County Sherriff’s office.  She was then approached by Sgt. Cedrick Collier.  She told him that she was there to turn her son in for the shooting that happened earlier in Katy, Texas.

The suspect reportedly took his own life when the Sergeant approached the car with his cruiser.

Initial reports suggest that there is another man who was involved in the shooting. He is reportedly Hispanic and in his early 20’s.

James Ayala is survived by his five children.

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