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No charges in shooting of Va. teen entering wrong home

Tuesday - 9/10/2013, 4:46pm  ET

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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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