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State Troopers: N.Y. Police Officer Shoots And Kills Son After Mistaking Him For Intruder

Clark's Beach Motel (Credit: www.clarksbeach.com)

Clark’s Beach Motel (Credit: http://www.clarksbeach.com)

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OLD FORGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — State troopers said that a police officer in New York shot and killed his son, mistaking him for an intruder.

Troopers said that Perry Police Department Officer Michael Leach called 911 to report the shooting early on Saturday. He was staying at the Clark’s Beach Motel and shot someone who he believed to be an intruder. But the man turned out to be his 37-year-old son, Matthew Leach, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard.

Troopers said that Leach used his department-issued .45-caliber Glock handgun in the shooting. He was hospitalized after the shooting.

The investigation is continuing.

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