Former NY Police Captain, Michael Leach, shoots and kills his son, Matthew Leach ‘accidentally’ – alcohol may be involved

“New York cops are trying to determine whether to file charges against a retired police captain who mistook his son for an intruder and shot him at an Adirondacks motel.

“We’re concerned with whether or not the shooter was intoxicated, and whether or not the victim was intoxicated, or both,” said Jeff Carpenter, acting district attorney for Herkimer County, N.Y., who is assisting with the investigation.

Michael Leach, 59, and his son, Matthew Leach, 37, of Rochester, N.Y., were staying at Clark’s Beach Motel in Old Forge, N.Y., over the weekend during an outing with the Rochester chapter of the Punishers Motorcycle Club.

Michael Leach is a retired captain of the Rochester, N.Y., police department.”


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