In a story that is guaranteed to give you nightmares, a Texas teen was recently murdered in a psycho-style killing while taking a shower in his home.
Pedro Sanchez, 21, allegedly waltzed into the home of popular high school football star Tyler Wade, 17, while wearing rubber gloves and carrying a baseball bat. Wade – who was home alone with his 12-year-old sister – was taking a shower when Sanchez stabbed him to death.
Wade’s sister witnessed the incident and quickly ran across the street to get help. She stumbled upon an off-duty fireman, who grabbed his gun and killed Sanchez with one shot.
According to the New York Daily News,
A motive has not been determined, but Sgt. Cedrick Collier told reporters at a press conference the killing did not appear to be random. It’s not clear if Wade, a senior at Tomball Memorial High School, knew his attacker, investigators said.
It is also unclear whether Wade’s neighbor will be charged with the death of Sanchez.
The school night killing shocked the community, and a crowd gathered the following day to pay tribute. Tomball Independent School District issued a statement Tuesday confirming Wade’s death:
“We are saddened that Tyler Wade, a student at Tomball Memorial High School, passed away yesterday,” said district spokeswoman Staci Stanfield. “Additional counselors are available for our students and staff as they grieve this unfortunate loss. Please keep Tyler’s family, friends, classmates, and teachers in your thoughts during this time.”