14 Year Old Girl Mistaken As Burglar Is Killed By Stepfather

Another tragic killing in Colorado.  This time, it’s in Colorado Springs.  It’s a breaking story, so there’s not much information yet.

Police spokesman Larry Herbert gave a statement saying that Monday morning, around 6 a.m., a call was made of a burglary-in-progress.  When police arrived on the 4300 block of Ascendant Drive, off North Carefree Circle and Peterson Road, they found a 14 year-old girl had been shot by her step-father.  She was taken to an area hospital where she died of gunshot wounds. 

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Photo by Andrea Sinclair/ The Gazette

The names of the 14 year-old and her stepfather will not be released by police, who said there was an ongoing investigation.  No arrests have been made.

The Gazette will report more on the story as they obtain information.

Take a look at the photo where this happened.  It has an ADT alarm system sign in the front lawn.  Isn’t that suppose to deter burglars?

 

Posted on 12/23/2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. how horrible to happen so close to the Holidays. What is up with Colorado and guns?

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    • Hey Mindyme. To answer your question with a question, what’s up with America and guns? That is only one report since about Saturday of a child killed by a gun by a relative, or while playing with a loaded gun. If I reported all of them, I would not have time to sleep and eat. It’s disgusting. It’s depressing.

      It’s not just guns but the type of guns. People are buying 22 and 25mm pea-shooters anymore. They are not buying guns to ward off burglars or stop attacks without killing. They are buying guns that kill with one shot.

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    • it’s not just Colorado. Some people with guns are feeling empowered by stand your ground laws.

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  2. I’ve heard many times that guns are more likely to harm one’s own family than to work as defense in an attack.

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  3. When are these damn gun nuts going to finally get it. Who knows. Perhaps she just snuck out like 14 year old girls sometimes do to be with her boyfriend and thoughtt she could sneak back in. Does that make her a thug? What teenager didn’t sneak out of the house. They deserve consequences for that of course. New teenager deserves to get shots we can back into their own house because they were a teenager. I mean I don’t know that that is the story, but if it is, is she a horrible thug who deserved to die? I am so sick of this shit. I know people have guns to protect their property, but this shit happens more than you realize. is there ANY property more important than your kids? you risk killing your own child to protect things? WHY?? but they never believe it until it is them and no life should have to be wasted for them to learn. or does it?

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  4. Jueseppi B.

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

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  5. Is this for real ?? What is wrong with these people. What ever happened to….”Who’s that?” Or “I have a gun and I have no problem defending myself” FIRST which would have been followed by “Please don’t Martinize me” (shoot for no reason)

    But I can predict the future when the gun nutzz say if she had been armed………

    What, would 2 people be dead ??

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    • A stepfather who does not recognize his stepdaughter makes things very suspicious. I wonder if there is a family dog? My dog has one bark for strangers, and another for friends and family who she knows.

      What makes people think that of all the houses on their block, a burglar picks their house out to enter at 6 a.m.???? With an ATP security sign in the front lawn????

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    • A precious life
      Future crushed
      Only fourteen
      Only fourteen and no more

      Heartbreaking

      Honey, I am praying that God is comforting your soul and will gently enfold you with his loving arms.

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  6. I believe there is more to this story. You mean to tell me, a guy marries a woman don’t know about her daughter. Come on, they all live together. He should know her mannerisms, her walk, her shape or shadow of her shape, and what is worse….. they have ADT. So, what about the home security alarm not going off? I think he wanted to kill her due to an argument or something else. People and their weapons.

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    • Actually, Brian, it happens more than you realize.

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      • Here’s the issue. If you look at the front of their home, they have ADT, who states they have the BEST response rate of all other security systems, yes? Knowing there is a security service, why was it NOT armed that time of morning? I know it may happen more than I think, but it is just sad… to take a life like it was nothing.

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    • Two sides to a story

      That’s my suspicion. Who just wildly shoots someone even if they think it’s someone breaking into the house? People who do this want to kill for whatever reason.

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  7. Now I hear this “MOTHER SHOOTS THROUGH DOOR, KILLS DAUGHTER HOLDING BABY”

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  8. Reblogged this on End Stand Your Ground and commented:
    this is getting to be outrageous!

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  9. tombreyfogle

    Colorado – hotbed of questionable gun activity.

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    • tombreyfogle. Welcome to Blackbutterfly7. Thanks for the comment. What is America to do?

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      • tombreyfogle

        Though I think some more reasonable gun control is necessary (license, registration, etc.), I think the problem actually runs deeper. Communities, schools, smaller class sizes, ending poverty, ADHD – these all need more funding and attention. ADHD over-diagnosis is a big problem – and kids are put on addictive stimulant medications like amphetamines. The two kids at Columbine were on ADHD meds. I wrote some blogs on ADHD recently.

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        • Tombreyfogle, thanks for your comment. When Columbine happened, I was section leader on some Compuserve forums. Your comment reminded me of one of the discussions, because we talked about teens taking anti-depressive medications. When they say that anti-depressives may cause suicidal thoughts, I dug a little deeper into them. There are anti-depressives that are to help patients think in order to change whatever it is that causes their depression. When depression is situational caused by others in the patient’s life, the patient does handle what causes their depression — they murder those they believe are making their life miserable, and then commit suicide.

          Please, feel free to post the link to the blogs you wrote on ADHD.

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  10. Happens quite often.

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/12/24/3102541/father-shoots-kills-14-year-daughter-saying-mistook-burglar/

    There are more examples in here, one was even an off-duty police officer.

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