A man fatally shot a masked teenager in self-defense outside his neighbor’s house during what appeared to be an attempted late-night burglary and then discovered it was his son, state police said….A woman who was alone in the house believed someone was breaking in and called the teen’s father, who lives next door, and he grabbed a gun and went outside to investigate, police said.
The father confronted someone wearing a black ski mask and black clothing and then fired his gun when the person went at him with a shiny weapon in his hand, police said….No charges have been filed. State police are investigating. An autopsy on the boy is planned.
Sounds like a legitimate defensive gun use, but man that is a STRANGE set of circumstances. Kid was attempting to break into his neighbor’s house while wearing a ski mask, and when his Dad, armed with a gun, confronts him, the kid charges and was shot.
I can’t say I’m too broken up by the loss of the kid, that’s one of those REALLY stupid things everybody should know NOT to do, and then to do anything but A) Run away, or B) take off the mask and take the punishment Dad feel’s fit, are the most logical things to do when caught.
Maybe he didn’t think his Dad had the stones to shoot? Well if that’s what he thought he was wrong…