Homeowner Fires Warning Shot Before Fatally Shooting Teen Intruder

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Police say a Virginia homeowner fired a warning shot before fatally shooting a 16-year-old neighbor who drunkenly entered the wrong home by mistake.

The Virgi Sheriff's Office said Thursday that Caleb Gordley of Sterling died from a gunshot to the back of his shoulder.

Caleb died Sunday morning. His family said he sneaked out of the house Saturday night and went drinking with friends. Walking home, he mistakenly entered a similar home two doors down from his own by crawling through a back window.

The sheriff's office said Thursday that the homeowner gave verbal warnings and fired a warning shot, but Caleb continued up the stairs. Caleb was shot in the back after passing the homeowner in a hallway and walking toward a bedroom where others were located.


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