Police: Off-Duty Officer Shoots and Kills Son After Mistaking Him for Intruder

July 23, 2012 Updated Jul 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM EDT

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Police: Off-Duty Officer Shoots and Kills Son After Mistaking Him for Intruder

July 23, 2012 Updated Jul 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM EDT

A tragic situation involving a New York police officer and his son.

According to the Syracuse (N.Y.) Post-Standard, police said a 59-year-old off-duty officer shot and killed his 37-year-old son at a motel early Saturday morning, believing his son was an intruder.

Read the Syracuse Post-Standard report HERE.