NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say a man has fatally shot a masked teenager in self-defense outside his neighbor's house during what appeared to be an attempted burglary and then discovered it was his son.
Troopers say 15-year-old Tyler Giuliano was killed by his dad around 1 a.m. Thursday in New Fairfield, a town of about 15,000 residents in the New York metropolitan area.
Authorities say a woman in the house believed someone was breaking in and called the teen's father, who lives next door. The father grabbed a gun.
Troopers say the father confronted the teen, who was wearing a ski mask and black clothing. They say the father fired his gun when the teen went at him with a weapon.
The father, Jeffrey Giuliano, hasn't returned a message seeking comment.
No charges have been filed.