Man Shoots, Kills Teen; Mistakes Her For Burglar

4:45 PM, Dec 23, 2013   |    comments
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A Colorado teenager coming home around dawn Monday was shot and killed after her stepfather mistook her for a burglar.

Colorado 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.

The 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 used.

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.

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