Homeowner kills drunk teenager who knocked on his door thinking that his friend lives thereBy Mason White 12:03 PM July 20, 2016
|Jeffrey Lovell (left) and Dylan Francisco|
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A man is being held in prison without bail for killing a teenager who knocked on his door.
The man was charged with murder after shooting 15-year-old Dylan Francisco, who knocked on his door by accident, thinking it was a friend’s house.
Jeffrey Lovell, 42, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, was inside his home when he heard knocks on his door at around 3:40 p.m. on Saturday.
Lovell got his gun and called police to report a robbery in progress as he believed that teens were trying to break into his home.
Police said that Lovell tried to make contact the teenager through the door, but when he heard a pane of glass break, he shot once through the door, striking the teen in the abdomen.
It is unclear how the panel glass broke. Francisco later died in a hospital.
Police determined that the teenagers had been drinking before they decided to visit a friend. They were confused and knocked at the wrong house.
Lovell was arrested on a charge of murder, and he is being held without bail, according to the Chicopee Police Department.