CINCINNATI - A 14-year-old boy who was mistaken for a home invader and shot by his father in Cincinnati early Tuesday morning has died, according to police Sgt. Joe Briede.
The father thought the teen was a home invader, police said. He was skipping school and snuck back in the house at around 6:30 a.m.
The father shot his son in the neck as he came up the basement steps of the house, Briede said. He was transported to Cincinnati Children's Hospital where he later died.
Sgt. Joe Briede says the teenager was shot in the neck by his father after he came into the basement. @WCPO— Kristen Swilley (@KristenSwilley) January 12, 2016
Sgt. Joe Briede says the teenager was shot in the neck by his father after he came into the basement. @WCPO
The shooting took place at the family's home in the East Price Hill neighborhood.
Police said the boy's father called 9-1-1 and is at CPD for questioning.