US man shoots, kills father after mistaking him for deer

Kristopher D Paro, shot and killed his father, Kevin D Paro, 58, in the woods behind his house in Sandy Creek, New York.

By: PTI | New York | Published:November 27, 2016 4:05 pm

In a tragic incident, a 24-year-old man shot and killed his father after mistaking him for a deer on a hunting expedition near here. Kristopher D Paro, shot and killed his father, Kevin D Paro, 58, in the woods behind his house in Sandy Creek, New York.

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According to police, Kristopher was hunting alone in the area behind his house. He was in a tree stand when he heard what he thought was a deer about 100 yards away. The sound was actually of his father, Kevin, who had gone into the woods to hunt as well.

Kristopher fired with a .270 rifle and struck his father in the chest. Kevin was transported to Oswego Hospital where he was pronounced dead, syracuse.com reported. State Police are investigating the incident with officers from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the State Police Forensic Identification Unit. Kristopher has not been charged.