A Colorado teenager coming home around dawn Monday was shot and killed after her stepfather mistook her for a burglar.
Springs police said the unidentified 14-year-old girl was shot just
before 6 a.m. as she entered her home in the 4300 block of Ascendant
Drive. She died at a local hospital.
Police do not plan to release the identities of the victim or her stepfather, said spokesman Larry Herbert.
initial 911 call was for a burglary in progress, he said. He did not
say how many times the girl was shot or identify the type of weapon
A neighbor told
KRDO-TV she was startled by "three bangs," which she thought was
"someone hitting on a car or a garage door or something like that."
Police and the district attorney are investigating. No charges have been filed.