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Man mistakes son for intruder, shoots and kills him: Colorado sheriff’s officials

SEDALIA, Colo. — A Colorado man who reportedly mistook his adult son for an intruder told deputies he shot and killed him.

Frank Leon Huner is accused of accidentally shooting and killing his son in Colorado on July 1, 2017. (Douglas County Sheriff)

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. He later said the victim was his son.

LeKander told KMGH-TV that investigators believe the victim is Huner’s son, but they are awaiting the coroner’s confirmation. His name hasn’t been released.

Sedalia is about 35 miles south of Denver.