Conn. man kills masked boy, finds out it's his son

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 6:40 PM

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.

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