Updated: Monday, 18 Mar 2013, 1:47 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 17 Mar 2013, 1:13 PM EDT
STERLING, Va. (AP) — Police say a Loudoun County teenager was shot and killed after he climbed into a neighbor's home through a back window.
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office believes the teen — identified Monday as 16-year-old Caleb Gordley, a junior at Park View High School — had been drinking with friends before entering the neighbor's home on Pullman Court in Sterling about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
The sheriff's office said it is still investigating why Gordley entered the home. They are awaiting toxicology reports to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a factor.
The sheriff's office said the homeowner shot Gordley after a resident in the home called 911 to report that the home's security alarm had been activated.
The name of the homeowner was not released, and no charges have been filed.
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