LCSO IDs Student Shot in Sterling Neighbor's Home
Authorities confirmed that a Park View student was killed after entering a neighbor’s home, apparently by accident.
UPDATE: A story published today addresses some of the questions raised in shooting death of Park View High School student Caleb A. Gordley.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has identified the Park View High School student who was shot when he, apparently by mistake, entered a neighbor's home as Caleb A. Gordley, 16.
The LCSO confirmed early Monday that a student was killed when he entered a neighbor’s home on the 45900 block of Pullman Court in Sterling around 2:30 a.m. March 17. The name was release just after 1 p.m. Monday.
The homeowner contacted the law enforcement to report he had shot an intruder. He reportedly encountered teen on a flight of stairs in the home.
Friends of the teenager dropped him off on his block after a night of drinking and he mistakenly entered the wrong home, according to news reports. According to the LCSO report, the teen appears to have entered the home through a rear window that was found open after the incident. The LCSO report also stated that the teen is alleged to have been drinking with friends prior to the incident.
The LCSO continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting and why the teenager entered the home. Investigators are awaiting a final report from the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine if drugs or alcohol played a factor.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the LCSO Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475.
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