Connecticut father kills masked intruder, learns it’s his son

A father in Connecticut mistakenly shot his 15-year-old son outside…

A father in Connecticut mistakenly shot his 15-year-old son outside a neighbor’s house during what appeared to be an attempted burglary, police said.

Jeffrey Giuliano, of New Fairfield, shot his son Tyler at about 1 a.m. Thursday. A woman who was alone in a neighbor’s house believed someone was breaking in and called Giuliano, who lives next door. Police said he armed himself with a handgun and went outside to investigate.

Giuliano encountered a person clad in black clothing and a black ski mask with a “shiny object” in his hand. The local elementary school teacher then fired his gun, killing the intruder, who was later identified as Tyler Giuliano.

State police said it will likely be a week before they’re finished an investigation into the fatal shooting. Spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said authorities are trying to determine if the gun used was registered. It’s also unclear whether the father or police were notified of the break-in first.

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  • ARA

    The shiny object in the boy’s hand was a knife. He was armed.

    The father could not tell that the masked intruder was his son, but the boy could sure tell that the man who faced him was his dad. Why the boy didn’t take off his mask and say, “Hey dad, it’s only me. I was just fooling around,” is the question. I think that the toxicology report on that kid will be very interesting.

  • NotVeryEmpathetic

    Natural selection.

  • Joe

    Does a shotgun have to be registered in that state? This is a tragic story, but that doesn’t mean that he didn’t save that lady from being attacked a or raped.

  • George Taylor

    While this story is horrific for the father, I am sure there is more going on here than whats in the article. 15 year old son outside in all black, masked, at one in the morning? I also notice that they fail to actually identify what the “shiny” object hte son was carrying actually was. Was it, in fact, a weapon? Time will tell as the details come forth.