The Commonwealth's Attorney tells TV3 that James Wood High School student Rhett Goldizen was accidentally shot and killed by his father.
Up until now, the Commonwealth's Attorney had not said whether it was a bullet from Steve Goldizen's gun or from two people who showed up at their house late one night.
"I cried, obviously," said Casey Zeisler. "I was very upset. It was just a shocker to me."
When Casey Zeisler found out Rhett had been killed right down the street from her house, she couldn't believe that she had lost a friend.
"We talked a lot," she said. "We rode the same bus, he'd give me a ride home from school."
Rhett died in his house last October.
The Commonwealth's Attorney tells TV3 that two guys showed up late one night, Steve Goldizen answered the door with a gun, and when he opened it, he thought one of the men had a shotgun. He told them to get off his property and as he turned to come back inside, his teenage son came around the corner from the dining room into the foyer and they say, his father fired his gun, killing him.
"He was such a bright kid," said Casey. "He would always put my mood in a good one."
Casey says Rhett never talked about his family and she's say, his father is known for being quiet and private. As for the neighborhood... Not so much.
"Just weird to see so much attention around here after he passed away," she said.
Family, friends, and neighbors, including Casey, left warm messages on Rhett's car.
"I just told him that I missed him so much and everything. You know, the typical stuff."
While she's missing him, she says the one thing she'll remember the most...
"He had a colorful personality."
A spokesman from Frederick County's sheriff's office says they're still looking for those two guys who showed up at the house that night. No charges have been filed against Rhett's father.
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