US man mistakes son for intruder, kills him

US man mistakes son for intruder, kills him

Cincinnati - He thought his son had caught the bus for school and fired a shot after hearing a noise in the basement.



By AP

Published: Tue 12 Jan 2016, 6:10 PM

Last updated: Tue 12 Jan 2016, 8:13 PM

Police in Cincinnati said a man has fatally shot his 14-year-old son in their home, thinking he was an intruder.
Police said the man thought his son had caught the bus for school on Tuesday morning, but the teen returned home soon afterward. The man heard a noise in the basement and checked on it with a gun in his hand. The father fired after apparently being startled, hitting the boy in the neck.
Authorities said the boy was taken to a hospital where he died. Police Lt. Steve Saunders said the father is being interviewed by police.
No names were immediately released.


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