NY cop mistakenly shoots and kills son in hotel, troopers say

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Jul 21, 10:08 PM EDT

OLD FORGE, N.Y. (AP) -- State troopers say a police officer in New York shot and killed his son, mistaking him for an intruder.

Troopers 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 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.

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Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com
Leach used his department-issued .45-caliber Glock handgun in the shooting, troopers said. He was taken to St. Luke's Hospital, Utica, after the shooting for what troopers described as a "medical issue."
http://tinyurl.com/cdqn92c
 

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That really blows. Hopefully, he doesn't off himself over the guilt.
 

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Was his son staying at the motel? If so, what an incredible dummy.
 

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Was his son staying at the motel? If so, what an incredible dummy.
This guy would have to be completely incompetent to be staying at the hotel with his son and then open fire on an "intruder" to the room. But the only other situation I can see is if his son was actually trying to break into the room.
 

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I doubt his son was going to pick the lock to his dad's motel room.

I'm thinking maybe the son was out and came in late and dear old dad forgot he was out.
 

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Maybe his son is a pill head and was charging the door like a rhino.

I guess I don't know how I'd react either.
 

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Did said officer also get a hooker earlier in the evening that turned out to be his daughter?
 

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I doubt his son was going to pick the lock to his dad's motel room.

I'm thinking maybe the son was out and came in late and dear old dad forgot he was out.
I kind of thought that also... and if so it sounds like the dad could have been drunk.
 
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But the man turned out to be his 37-year-old son
So doing some quick math, that would make the "cop" dad 55 at least... Are their any cops still active who're that old? And how long has it been since any department has issues a .45 Glock?
 

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So doing some quick math, that would make the "cop" dad 55 at least... Are their any cops still active who're that old? And how long has it been since any department has issues a .45 Glock?
Federal law enforcement has a mandatory retirement age of 57, which is the only mandatory retirement that I know of.

When you make those anti-discrimination laws, you can't be bothered to actually follow them.
 

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At least he didn't shoot some family's dog.

Ok that was uncalled for.