Colorado Springs stepfather fatally shoots 14-year-old girl mistaken for burglar

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A Colorado Springs man shot and killed someone he believed to be a burglar Monday morning, but police discovered it was really his teenage stepdaughter.

Colorado Springs Police say that the case began around 5:57 a.m. when they were called to a report of a burglary in progress in the 4300 block of Ascendant Dr., in the northeast part of the city. There, they found the 14-year-old girl had been shot.

"It has been determined that the victim's stepfather is the individual who shot the firearm, striking the victim who was a resident of the involved home," police wrote in a press release.  

The girl was taken to a hospital, but died as a result of her injuries.

The case is being investigated by CSPD's Violent Crimes Unit, but police say there is no apparent danger to the public.