CRIME
07/04/2017 03:31 am ET Updated Jul 04, 2017

Colorado Man Allegedly Shoots Son Dead After Mistaking Him For Intruder

Frank Leo Huner Jr. faces a second-degree murder charge.

A man in Colorado allegedly shot his adult son dead over the weekend after mistaking him for an intruder, authorities say.

Frank Leo Huner Jr., 58, faces a second-degree murder charge over the death of his 33-year-old son Nicholas Huner at his Sedalia home on Saturday night.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said via a statement on its website that Huner Jr. called dispatchers shortly after 10:15 p.m. to say “he had just fatally shot what he believed to be an intruder breaking into his home.”

Frank Leo Huner Jr. faces second-degree murder charge over the death of his adult son over the weekend.
Douglas County Sheriffs Office
Frank Leo Huner Jr. faces second-degree murder charge over the death of his adult son over the weekend.

“During the call, Frank Huner identified the intruder as his adult son,” the statement added. On Sunday, Douglas County Coroner Jill Romain confirmed Nicholas Huner as being the fatal victim of a gunshot wound.

Deputies said “the investigation is still in the beginning stages” and that the “charges may change.” Huner Jr. was released after posting $50,000 bond.

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