OLD FORGE, N.Y. (AP) - State troopers say a police officer based in Wyoming County shot and killed his son, mistaking him for an intruder.
Troopers say Perry Police Department Officer Michael Leach called 911 to report the shooting early Saturday. He was staying at the Clark Beach Motel in the town of Webb, in Herkimer County.
Leach told dispatchers he had shot someone 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 ( http://tinyurl.com/cdqn92c ).
Troopers say Leach used his department-issued .45-caliber Glock handgun in the shooting. He was hospitalized after the shooting.
The investigation is continuing.