Police: Ohio man mistakes teen son for intruder, kills him

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say an armed man who believed he was confronting an intruder in the basement of his Cincinnati home fatally shot his 14-year-old son instead.

The distraught man said in his 911 call Tuesday morning that he thought the boy was in school. Police say the teen had left for school but apparently came back home through a back door.

The man says he heard a noise downstairs and fired with a handgun when the boy “scared” him. The boy died at a hospital.

Police identified the boy as Georta Mack. They didn’t immediately release the name of the father, who’s heard in the tape shouting, “Oh, God, please hurry!”

Police officials say the prosecutor’s office will decide whether there should be any charges.

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