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    Cop shoots and kills son after reportedly mistaking him for an intruder

    MSNBC An off-duty police officer shot and killed his son after mistaking him for an intruder, New York State Police said.

    Michael Leach, 59, an officer with the Parry Police Department in Wyoming County in western New York state, was staying at a motel in Old Forge. He called 911 early Saturday to say he just shot someone he thought was an intruder, troopers said, according to The Syracuse Post-Standard.

    The victim turned out to be his son, Matthew S. Leach, 37, of Rochester.

    Troopers said that the elder Leach used his department-issued .45-caliber Glock handgun in the shooting. He was hospitalized after the shooting for what for what troopers described as a “medical issue.”
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    at least it wasn't like a fish in a barrel.

    The kid should have had his own gun to shoot his father. Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    at least it wasn't like a fish in a barrel.

    The kid should have had his own gun to shoot his father. Problem solved.

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    Tragic. How many times I remember reading about this kind of thing growing up. Worse when kids do it to each other after finding the dad's gun.

    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    at least it wasn't like a fish in a barrel.

    The kid should have had his own gun to shoot his father. Problem solved.
    I'm going to hell....

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    Those are some finely honed police instincts right there.

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