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Police: Teen Ignored Warning Shot Before Being Fatally Shot by Homeowner

March 21, 2013

STERLING, Va. (AP) - Police say a homeowner fired a warning shot before fatally shooting a 16-year-old neighbor who drunkenly entered the wrong home by mistake.

The Loudoun County 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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