Sheriff's in Loudon County, Va., say a teenager was shot and killed after he climbed into a neighbor's home through a back window. Authorities believe Caleb Gordley, 16, had been drinking with friends before entering the neighbor's home about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, The Washington Post reports.
The sheriff's office said it is still investigating why Gordley entered the home in leafy Sterling, about 30 minutes west of Washington, D.C. Gordley's father, Shawn Gordley, said on his Twitter account his son entered the neighbor's house by mistake and was simply confused. The houses look similar, and Gordley's home is just two doors down from the home where he was shot.
The sheriff's office said the homeowner shot Gordley after a resident in the home called 911 to report that the home's security alarm had been activated. The name of the homeowner was not released, and no charges have been filed.
Via The Washington Post.