An upstate New York police officer is said to have shot and killed his adult son mistaking him for an intruder.
Fifty-nine year old Michael Leach, an officer with the Parry Police Department in Wyoming County, was staying at the Clark Beach Motel in Old Forge when he heard someone entering his room around 12:50 a.m. Saturday.
The officer used his department-issued .45-caliber Glock handgun and shot the person. He quickly realized that the person was his 37-year-old son Matthew S. Leach.
Matthew Leach, of 23 S. Heppler Street, in Rochester, was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital in Utica, where he later died.
Officer Leach is being treated at St. Luke’s Hospital for a medical issue. The nature of the issue was not immediately known.
It’s unclear whether charges will be filed against the officer.