Teen Mistaken for Burglar Shot, Killed by Stepfather

In Colorado Springs


A 14-year-old girl mistaken for a burglar was fatally shot by her stepfather Monday at their residence in northeast Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs police said.

According to a statement from police spokesman Larry Herbert, the shooting happened just before 6 a.m. on the 4300 block of Ascendant Drive, off North Carefree Circle and Peterson Road.

"The initial call came in as a burglary-in-progress," Herbert said.

The girl was taken to an area hospital where she died of gunshot wounds.