Retired Cop Shoots His Son In The Head And Kills Him After Mistaking Him For An Intruder

Retired Cop Shoots His Son In The Head And Kills Him After Mistaking Him For An Intruder
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Authorities say a retired Chicago police detective has shot and killed his son after mistaking him for someone invading his home.

According to police, the body of 48-year-old Michael Griffin was found early Wednesday in the father’s condominium on Chicago’s Northwest Side, after he was shot in the head.

The dead man’s brother, Stephen Griffin, said the victim had been watching television with his sleeping father when he went outside. Michael Griffin was shot when he re-entered the apartment.

“My brother was staying there, and last I heard they were watching the Jay Leno Show, and my dad fell asleep,” Stephen Griffin said to CBS. “And I guess he assumed my brother was at home sleeping, and when someone came in the back door, he just naturally assumed it was an intruder.”

When Michael entered the house, he was shot in the head, police said.

“At that time he didn’t know who he shot. Then he called me back and told me the bad news,” Stephen Griffin said to the Chicago Tribune.  “I’m just glad my mom wasn’t around to see this.”

Stephen added that his 77-year-old father’s senses “aren’t as sharp as they used to be.”

James Griffin was a police officer for 42 years serving as a homicide detective on the West Side, Stephen Griffin said. He retired in 1998.

This is the second time in as many months a father has accidentally killed his son, as Connecticut teen Tyler Giuliano was shot and killed by his father Jeffrey in another case of mistaken identity.

Jordan Shepherd | Elite.

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