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Police officer mistakenly shoots, kills son

A Wyoming County police officer shot and killed his son Saturday morning in a case of mistaken identity.

Fifty-nine year old Michael Leach fired his gun when a man he thought was an intruder entered his hotel room in the early morning hours. The victim was discovered to be 37 year old Matthew Leach, the officer's son. The elder Leach was taken to a Utica hospital for treatment of a medical condition.

An investigation into the case is continuing, though it appears that the shooting of the relative was an accident.

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