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No Charges in Shooting of Va. Teen Who Entered Wrong Home

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LEESBURG, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — 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.

Related: Va. Teen’s Parents Forgive Neighbor for Fatal Shooting

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