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Colorado man mistakes son for intruder, shoots and kills him

Colorado man mistakes son for intruder, shoots and kills him

A Colorado man shot his son to death Saturday night after allegedly mistaking the man for an intruder, police said.

Douglas County deputies arrested 58-year-old Frank Leon Huner of Sedalia on suspicion of second-degree murder. He was released after posting a $50,000 bond.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lauren LeKander says Huner called 911 at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday to report the shooting.

“RP[Reporting party] is saying he shot someone who came into his house. Now [he’s] saying it’s his son, and he’s dead,” the dispatcher during the call, according to WTOL.

LeKander said that investigators believe the victim is Huner’s son but they are awaiting the coroner’s confirmation.

Huner said he shot his son, 33-year-old Nicholas Huner, six times, WTOL reported.

Frank Huner appeared in court this morning. It was not immediately clear whether Huner has entered a plea or retained an attorney.

Neither Huner or Colorado’s 18th Judicial District returned calls seeking comment.