FORT WORTH — The 17-year-old Southwest High School honors student shot in the head at his home on Monday died Tuesday morning at John Peter Smith Hospital, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office reported.
Eric Forrester, 17, died at 10:18 a.m. Tuesday, according to the M.E.'s Web site.
Forrester was shot in the head by apparent intruders inside his home Monday afternoon. Fort Worth police have found no evidence that he knew his attackers.
"With the information we have so far, it appears random at this time," Lt. Chris Beckrich, supervisor of the police department's violent crimes section, said Tuesday morning.
Forrester was taken to JPS in critical condition.
Forrester had apparently gone to his home in the 6400 block of Poco Court to eat lunch with his 21-year-old sister when the shooting occurred at 1:22 p.m.
Police have said that the pair apparently encountered two male intruders when they entered the home's back door.
The sister fled out the back door and heard gunfire. After the intruders left, she went inside and found her brother in the kitchen with a gunshot wound to the head.
Beckrich said homicide investigators believe the two intruders entered the home through a back door. He said there is evidence that items were taken from the house, but he declined to elaborate.
"After the incident we have had some suspicious person calls that we are following that kind of matched their (the suspects') description," Beckrich said.
Police on Monday searched for two black males in their late teens or early 20s. Also, police said one man wore what appeared to be a blue vest and dark pants; the other wore a white or light gray shirt.
Sgt. Chad Mahaffey, a police spokesman, said he did not know whether Forrester fought with the intruders.
"We know he interrupted them," Mahaffey said. "It could have been a burglary; it could have been a lot of things."
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