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Police: New Fairfield Teen Had A Knife When Shot By Father

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Tyler Giuliano, New Fairfield High School yearbook photo (Courtesy WCBS)

Tyler Giuliano, New Fairfield High School yearbook photo (Courtesy WCBS)

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By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press

NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Police say the masked teenager shot to death by his father in a small Connecticut community had a knife.

State police Lt. J. Paul Vance say 15-year-old Tyler Giuliano died of multiple gunshot wounds outside a home in New Fairfield.

Police say Tyler’s father, Jeffrey Giuliano, had gone outside with a gun when his sister called from next door early Thursday to say someone was trying to break into her house.

Giuliano saw a masked person dressed all in black and holding a knife. Police say the person came toward Giuliano, and

Giuliano shot him, only to realize that he had killed his own son.

No charges have been filed.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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