Perry Police Officer Mistakenly Shoots, Kills SonSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 07/22/2012 - 14:56
Perry Police Officer Mistakenly Shoots, Kills Son
By Sean Dobbin
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
12:13 PM, Jul 22, 2012
A retired Rochester Police Department captain who is now a police officer in Wyoming County shot and killed his son Saturday morning after he mistakenly thought he was an intruder, according to the New York State Police.
Police say Michael Leach, 59, of Rochester, shot and killed 37-year-old Matthew S. Leach, around 12:51 a.m. Saturday.
Police from the Town of Webb responded to the Clark Beach Motel for a 911 call from Michael Leach, who said he shot what he believed to be an intruder.
Michael Leach is employed as a police officer in Perry, Wyoming County.