Tampering with Evidence: Mother of Teen Suspect in Cypress Lakes HS Shooting Charged

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas—A mother has been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old near Cypress Lakes High School. Brittany Breann Reese, 35, faces charges of tampering with evidence related to the murder of Jake Mason on December 19 on Brenwood Trails Lane. Court records indicate that Reese disposed of a firearm used in the shooting by her son, hindering the homicide investigation.

The son, a juvenile, has not been charged, and the case is being handled in the juvenile system. Because the suspect is a juvenile, his name is being withheld. The shooting occurred in a neighborhood adjacent to the school, leading to chaos in the area. Three schools were locked down until law enforcement gave the all-clear.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Mason was waiting in his car to pick up his girlfriend when an argument ensued, resulting in the fatal shooting. 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 early Friday morning at her home near the high school, and she has since made her $5,000 bond and been released from jail. Online records show that she is a commissioned security officer in Texas and is employed by a security company. However, attempts to reach Reese for comment have been unsuccessful.

In light of this tragic incident, the community continues to grapple with the loss of a young life and the details surrounding the shooting. The investigation into Mason’s death and the involvement of Reese and her son remains ongoing.