Man shoots stepdaughter, mistaken for burglar.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -
A man mistakenly thinks his step daughter is a burglar, ending in tragedy. The step father shot and killed the 14-year-old girl. FOX's Dave Young has the story.

Escorted by police, in shock over what's just happened inside the first call to 9-1-1 came just before 6 a.m.

For some reason a 14 year old girl who lives at the home was trying to enter the basement when her stepfather mistook her for a burglar and opened fire.

Neighbors Jani Harvey said she heard the shots.

"I heard three bangs they weren't all right together it was like bang, bang bang I assumed it was somebody hitting like on a car a garage or a door or something like that and then I saw lights" Jani said.

The teenager was taken to the hospital where she died of her wounds. Crime scene investigators were on scene collecting evidence throughout the day.

We've learned the victim was the oldest of three children who live here. Neighbors say the family was quiet and mostly kept to themselves.

"I just feel horrible for the family I know my mom is freaking out because it's kinda heartbreaking hearing that a child is shot at all especially around holidays because this is something the family is always going to remember," Jani's 16-year-old daughter Megan Harvey said.

Now the family and their neighbors are dealing with yet another tragic loss of life during what's supposed to be a time of celebration.

Colorado Springs Police say they will continue gathering evidence in the case.The District Attorney's office will decide if any charges will be filed.

Ummm are u saying that I'm anti gun? I was was just posting a fucked up story, I couldn't care less about a Fucking agenda. Phone Post 3.0

Chickenwing - 


congratulations on spoiling everyones christmas to further your agenda.  way to go faggot.  u must be so proud of yourself to use someone elses loss to feel better about your social position.  



what would you do if they outlawed gay sex cuz u get aids from it?  u'd be singing a different tune with your boyfriends meat flute.



Shit happens in life.

Back in the 80s, "Handgun Control Inc" relentlessly ran a commercial about a father who accidentally shot his daughter who was hiding in a closet apparently planning on surprising him.

He heard the rustling in the closet, assumed it was a burglar, she jumped out.

Surprise.

Whenever something like this happens I always wonder whether the accused actually wanted to shoot the victim. Horrible I know but I can't help the fact that my mind gravitates towards that question ala Pistorias. As tragic as this is the event will always be marred by public speculation.

Maybe the girl snuck out of the house to party, and her dad heard her sneaking back in.

Regardless, even if it had really been a burglar, I don't think deadly force was justified... Not until the intruder had actually finished entering the home. Phone Post 3.0

Shooting a step daughter on Christmas eve is really going to make it awkward the next day when everyone is gathered together opening gifts.

As they hand out gifts "And here is a gift for Sally, Oh wait she is not here cause Dad shot her! Way to go Dad thanks for ruining another Christmas!"

The gun didn't make that dude a trigger-happy asshole, unconcerned with making a reasonable threat assessment.

Chickenwing -


ok, so you're pro gun.  still no mention of u not being pro meat tube. lol

Dude.... I'm sorry you shot your stepdaughter. Phone Post 3.0

Philliger - I don't think OP had a gun control agenda but these are the stories you see on the news. Not the stories where a home invasion was successfully interrupted by a home owner. Phone Post 3.0
This is definitely true. Phone Post 3.0

Horrible story.

My bet it she snuck out and for some reason had a tough time getting back in.

I don't know how he'll live with himself after this. Sad story

He has a right to have a gun to protect his home. However what's with the rush to shoot first and ID later. There have also been drunk people trying to get into the wrong homes as well as people knocking on doors for help because they've been in car crashes.

Seems it's people from small towns that are the most afraid. Phone Post 3.0

UGCTT_Aussie - Pussys and your guns. Fuck. Phone Post 3.0

I think the plural is pussii

foggybottom -


This is why a tactical light is necessary on your home defense weapons. You need to ID (not ask them for their driver's license, but make sure it's a bad guy intent on doing harm, not some drunk sloot trying to get into the wrong house or something) your target before engaging -- this practice keeps your step daughter alive.



Most reputable instructors I've come across hammer this home.



Moron step-dad should spend a few years in the tank thinking about this.

QFT!!! Phone Post 3.0

I bet you the other two kids will think twice about sneaking or when they are older... Phone Post 3.0

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UGCTT_Aussie - Pussys and your guns. Fuck. Phone Post 3.0

I think the plural is pussii

lol

Chickenwing - 


congratulations on spoiling everyones christmas to further your agenda.  way to go faggot.  u must be so proud of yourself to use someone elses loss to feel better about your social position.  



what would you do if they outlawed gay sex cuz u get aids from it?  u'd be singing a different tune with your boyfriends meat flute.


VTFU!