No charges in shooting of Va. teen entering wrong home

Caleb A. Gordley, 16, was killed inside his neighbor\'s Sterling, Va., home in March. Officials announced there will be no charged filed against his neighbor in the case. Gordley was a junior at Park View High School, and played for the school\'s varsity basketball team. (Courtesy of Shawn Gordley)

LEESBURG, Va. – Loudoun County’s top prosecutor says he will not file charges against a homeowner who fatally shot a 16-year-old neighbor who drunkenly entered the wrong home by mistake.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman announced the decision Tuesday. He said he won’t issue a detailed report on the March shooting out of respect for the teen’s family.

Caleb Gordley of Sterling died from a gunshot to the back of his shoulder. His family said he sneaked out of the house and went drinking with friends. Walking home, he mistakenly entered a home two doors down from his own by crawling through a window.

The decision against pursuing criminal charges is not unexpected. The sheriff’s office had said previously that the homeowner gave verbal warnings and fired a warning shot before firing at Caleb.

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