Cops: Man Kills Teen Son He Thought Was Intruder

The 14-year-old returned home after being dropped off for school
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2016 2:44 PM CST
Cops: Man Kills Teen Son He Thought Was Intruder

Police say a Cincinnati father, thinking he heard an intruder in his basement, fatally shot his 14-year-old son Tuesday morning, the AP reports. According to the Cincinnati Inquirer, the father dropped his son off at the bus stop before returning home. When he heard a noise in his basement, he assumed his son was at school and got a gun to check it out, the AP reports. Police say he fired a shot "after apparently being startled," and his son was hit in the neck.

The teen was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries, the Inquirer reports. No charges have been filed, and the names of the father and son haven't been released. According to the AP, the father is cooperating with the police investigation. (In December, a Florida mother fatally shot her 27-year-old daughter she mistook for an intruder.)

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