Police officer shoots and kills his son after mistaking him for an intruder

Clark Beach Motel
By: Ryan Lee Hall

Don’t be quick to pull the trigger, it might be your own son.

State troopers say a police officer in New York shot and killed his son, mistaking him for an intruder.

Police say Parry Police Department Officer, Michael Leach, called 911 to report the shooting early Saturday.

He was staying at the Clark Beach Motel and shot someone he thought was an intruder. The man turned out to be his 37-year-old son, Matthew Leach, according to the local news media reporting the incident.

troopers said Leach used his department-issued Glock 45-caliber pistol in the shooting. He was hospitalized after the shooting.
The investigation continues.