Tragedy in Crete as Dad Kills Son Mistaken for Burglar

Monday, July 10th, 2017
Last Update: 16:25

A 55-year-old man died after he was shot by his elderly father who mistook him as a burglar ready to break into his home.

The tragic incident happened on Saturday afternoon, at the village of Agioi Theodoroi, near the town of Paliochora in Crete.

According to local press reports, the victim went to visit his 86-year-old father who was living alone. He knocked on the door a number of times with no reply.

Concerned about his dad he tried to forcibly enter. The elderly man shot and killed him mistaking him for a burglar.

Police officers rushed to the scene but the gunman barricaded into the house and refused to give himself up.

After negotiations failed, police forces stormed the house and arrested the elderly gunman in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He was rushed to the Chania Hospital in bad psychological condition where he is currently recovering under police guard.

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