Chesapeake, Virginia

From of October 28, 2007

Chesapeake teen shot trying to enter wrong house

A Chesapeake teen received minor injuries in an early morning shooting Sunday. The 16-year-old was taken to Norfolk General Hospital.

At 3:13 a.m. Sunday, Chesapeake police responded to a home invasion call in the 1100 block of Old Vintage Road in the Vintage Estates area off Johnstown Road. Police spokesman Charles Thiebaed said police heard two shots when they arrived.

Police said the teenager had been drinking and was trying to get into a house he thought was his but was actually a neighbor’s house. The neighbor fired two shots at the teen, hitting him once, according to police.

They are investigating the incident.

From of October 29, 2007

No charges expected for Chesapeake homeowner who shot teen

Charges are not expected to be filed against a Chesapeake homeowner who shot her teenage neighbor during a mistaken home invasion.

The 16-year-old suffered minor injuries Sunday morning after he was shot once in the 1100 block of Old Vintage Road, in the Vintage Estates area off Waters Road. Police said the boy had been drinking and tried to get into his neighbor’s Great Bridge home, thinking it was his own house.

Chesapeake police said they will consult with the commonwealth’s attorney’s office to determine if the teen should be charged. The investigation is ongoing, said Christi Golden, a police spokeswoman.

The teen was banging on the neighbor’s door, yelling to be let in, police said. He was at the neighbor’s back porch at one point and moved to another door, police said.

As he attempted to get into the second door, he was shot, police said. No one in the home was harmed.

“They were very scared and frightened, and they weren’t sure why this person was trying to get into their home,” Golden said. “They were yelling for him to leave.”

The homeowner called police before she fired two shots at the teen, hitting him once, police said. Police responded at 3:13 a.m. Sunday. As police arrived, they heard two shots. The teen never entered the house, police said.

Police did not release the names of the teen or the homeowner. No one answered the door of the home around 6:30 p.m. Monday.


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