(Sept. 10, 2013) – The Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office released a statement Tuesday stating that no criminal charges would be filed in the shooting death March 17, 2013 of a Sterling teen who accidentally entered the wrong house on Pullman Court.
The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney has determined that no criminal charges are forthcoming as they relate to the March 17, 2013 incident wherein a teen was shot by a homeowner on the second floor of the homeowner’s residence on Pullman Court in Sterling, VA. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. when the teen entered a neighbor’s home that he believed to be his own and was shot and killed by the homeowner, who was awakened by the entry. Information reviewed included, but was not limited to: statements of witnesses; emergency 911 recordings; physical evidence collected at the scene; photographs; diagrams; law enforcement reports; medical reports; and forensic laboratory reports.
Staff members with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Section and Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office have discussed the incident in detail with family members of the deceased to ensure that all of their questions have been answered regarding the incident. Both agencies remain available to the family members if additional questions arise.
Out of respect for the privacy of the decedent and his family, and at their request, no detailed public report will be issued.