Tyler Giuliano had no trouble with the law. The teenager loved flying small planes as a Civil Air Patrol cadet and seemed happy as he played an online game with friends Wednesday night. But hours later, authorities say, Tyler was outside wearing a black ski mask and wielding a knife when he was shot by his father, who thought he was a prowler.
No immediate charges were brought against Jeffrey Giuliano, a popular fifth-grade teacher, in the slaying of 15-year-old Tyler, who was gunned down in his aunt’s driveway next door to his own home in New Fairfield around 1 a.m. Thursday….State police said the shooting happened after Jeffrey Giuliano got a call from his sister next door saying that someone might be trying to break into her home in their neighborhood of attractive colonial-style houses. Giuliano grabbed a handgun and went outside to investigate, troopers said.
He confronted someone in a ski mask and opened fire when the person came at him with something shiny in his hand, police said.
When police officers arrived, Tyler was lying dead in the driveway with a knife in his hand, and his father, in a T-shirt and shorts, was sitting on the grass. Detectives informed the elder Giuliano several hours later that he had shot his son, Vance said….Police were investigating whether the father’s gun was registered.
So Dad is a teacher in Connecticut, the older neighbor was the kid’s Aunt. The “Shiny Object” was a knife. Also sounds like Dad did everything right. Maybe you could say he should have called 911, but it was a “maybe robbery” at the time of the call, and Dad had a gun, so why bother the Police on what COULD just be one of those odd bumps in the night. Also Dad didn’t know it was his boy until police examined the body, which says he didn’t manipulate the body after he shot him.
The fact that the kid had no criminal record, and was in the CAP means nothing, as for the kid’s character or respect for the law.
This story is a CRAZY mess!
**UPDATE** I quoted it, but forgot to mention it, but the Police haven’t yet figured out if the pistol was registered? Here’s more stupidity of the registration system. The records are probably like Massachusetts which are all electronic, and they had the gun in hand, as well as the owner. So they have the owner’s name and address, as well as the gun’s model, make, and serial number. Why can’t they get the registration (or a solid case that the pistol was never registered) within hours of the records office opening the next morning?
Registration has no purpose except to aid in future confiscation!