HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A woman 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 Dec. 19 on Brenwood Trails Lane. According to court records, Reese allegedly disposed of a firearm used in the shooting, hindering the homicide investigation.
The son of the suspect, a juvenile, has not been charged, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, as the case is being handled in the juvenile system. The shooting occurred in a neighborhood adjacent to the school, leading to chaos in the area. Three schools were locked down until the all-clear was given.
Mason was waiting in his car to pick up his girlfriend when he got into an argument and was shot, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Cy-Fair ISD confirmed that Mason was a former student at Cy-Lakes HS. His family has declined to comment on the incident.
Reese was arrested at her home near the high school and has since been released on bond. Online records indicate that Reese works as a commissioned security officer in Texas. She listed her employer as a security company and her job as a security officer in court documents.
The investigation is ongoing, and the identity of the juvenile suspect has not been released. The community remains in shock over the tragic event, as authorities continue to piece together the details surrounding the shooting.