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Caleb Gordley Shot To Death By Homeowner After Mistakenly Entering Wrong House
Sterling, VA - After sneaking out of his house to go drinking with friends, 16-year-old Caleb Gordley was shot to death a few hours later after he mistakenly entered the wrong home.
Police say after drinking with friends Saturday night, Caleb was dropped off at the upscale neighborhood he and his family had lived in for only a year. After hopping a fence at around 2:40 in the morning, Caleb entered a home he thought was his, but was actually his neighbor’s home two doors down.
The homeowner, Donald Wilder, was alerted to someone in his house after a security alarm was triggered when Caleb entered the home through a back window. Wilder called 911 to report an intruder, but ended up shooting Caleb as the teen made his way up the stairs to where Wilder and his family were sleeping.
The two homes are similar looking, especially in the back, and are located in a neighborhood populated by McMansions. Investigators feel that Caleb had no ill-intent when he entered Wilder’s home, but that his inebriated state had him confused as to what house he was entering.
No charges are expected to be filed against Wilder, as Virginia law states states a you can use deadly force if you feel your life is in danger. Caleb’s parents have forgiven Wilder for killing their son, noting that this was just a tragic accident.
‘I just want you to know I forgive you. I understand this was an accident,’ Caleb’s mother Jennae Gordley said. Caleb’s father, Shawn Gordley, echoed his wife’s sentiments, adding, ”I’m praying he wasn’t scared at that moment.”
Friend’s of Caleb speak very highly of the teen, describing a promising rapper and star high school athlete at Park View High School.
“He was on the basketball team, baseball… he brought happiness to the whole team,” said one friend. “If you had classes with him, there was no way you weren’t leaving that class without a smile,” said another.
Neighbor’s also speak highly of Wilder, saying he is a volunteer firefighter who has lived in the neighborhood for at least nine years.
“He is a great neighbor, a helper, someone who spends spare time volunteering to help others,” one neighbor said. “He’s an active member of our community. He’s a good person.”
Although Caleb’s parents may have forgiven him, reports are someone went to Wilder’s home and began wildly gesturing at a man who answered the door before getting into a car, backing up and then running into Caleb’s home.
I did something similar as a teen. I left the house after my parents crashed, got drunk, then crept back inside. The only problem is that, for some reason, I went to their room instead of mine. Then, at 3 o’clock in the morning on a school night, I performed the Nestea plunge on their bed. Scared the shit out of them as well as me. I lost my car for a couple weeks because of that one, but it was still funny.
I'm sorry Caleb
Sunday morning with out a warning we lost the prince.
Wanting to snore and rest his head.
IF only he warned, then he wouldn’t be dead.
But he had no idea, his mind just wasn’t clear, now he’s disappeared.
He climbs up the stairs, just to be taken from who really lived there.
Quickly took action but don’t you see?
You did it, you didn’t care.
Lost the one good in our lives
Lost the hope, the good in our life
He was our everything, he didn’t deserve it so we all cry
Price thinks its his home, he no longer feels alone, it just wasn’t clear.
He waited, for months, i assume that he knew with a gun will end a life.
“Looks so familiar, who’s lying there?”
Standing in shock at the top of the stairs.
Feeling regret that he caused despair, to everyone.
He shuts down, he knows he killed your son.
Why would you treat guns so thoughtlessly?
Could’ve warned him and this song would never be
He would never hurt a fly
He’d think but he’d let it fly
Did you think for yourself, he always cared for everyone else.
Just tell me why, you’ll days will go by, why’d you end his?
Forgiveness is your first step, it’s not your fault.
Deal with the sorrow and don’t you feel hollow.
You had your rights, but store the gun in a vault.
As a reminder of what it’s only use is to end someone.
But if you turned on the lights he wouldn’t be gone,
Are probably a good person
Yes you’re a good person.
Life will move on but it just goes to show
He thought it was his home.
And you wanted to protect your home.
Lets just leave it alone.
rest in peace.