01/17/2012 10:09 am ET Updated Jan 20, 2012

Man Allegedly Stabbed To Death By Own Family Member After Being Mistaken For Intruder In Denver Home (UPDATE)

A member of a Littleton family was mistaken for an intruder and stabbed to death on Saturday night in a retirement community. 7News reports that an unidentified person came into a home in Littleton around 11:45 p.m. Saturday night, but another person that was in the home thought an intruder had entered the home and stabbed the person multiple times.


9News reports the victim has been identified as John Thomas Jones, a 49 year-old man from Montauk, New York. Jones was the son of the man who owned the house, and was mistakenly stabbed to death by his nephew.


The mistaken intruder entered through the front door, according to 9News, because it was apparently common for him to visit his family's home to which he had his own key.

Neighbors at the Wolhurst Mobile Home Retirement Community were told that a resident's son was the mistaken intruder and was stabbed to death by the resident's nephew who was reportedly frightened by the person entering the home, according to Fox31.

After the stabbing, and apparently after it was realized the man who entered the home was not in fact an intruder, the family called 911 for help. And although the man was rushed to the hospital to have his wounds treated, he later died of his injuries.

Neither the names of the men nor their exact relationship has been released by the police, The Denver Post reports, and there have been no charges filed thus far.