Criminal Justice

Police Seek Computer of Teen Killed by Father Investigating Report of Masked Intruder

The Connecticut man who shot and killed a masked youth who turned out to be his son is cooperating with a police request to examine the boy’s computer.

An early morning phone call on Sept. 27 set the events in motion that led Jeffrey Giuliano of New Fairfield to shoot and kill his 15-year-old son, Tyler, the Connecticut Post and the Associated Press report. Giuliano’s sister told him that someone was trying to break into her home, so he came over to investigate, police say. Giuliano spotted the intruder wearing a ski mask and holding a shiny object.

Giuliano shouted a warning, and fired his registered gun when the masked man moved toward Giuliano in a threatening manner, according to Giuliano’s lawyer, Eugene Zingaro. The shiny object was a knife, though Giuliano thought it was a gun, the lawyer said. Zingaro noted that a break-in and sexual assault had recently been reported in the neighborhood, and said Giuliano thought he had discovered the perpetrator.

Zingaro said his client wants answers and agrees with a police request to examine the boy’s computer. Zingaro does not believe Giuliano will be charged.

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