Police: Father mistakes son for burglar, shoots him

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston man could face charges after mistaking his son for a burglar and shooting him, sending him to the hospital.

Police say that when the unidentified man heard what sounded like a burglar in his home at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, he fired at the individual.

The person the man fired at turned out to be his son.

KHOU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1GUlTss ) the son suffered a gunshot wound to an eye. He was transported to a Houston hospital, where he is in serious but stable condition.

Police say they have taken the father into custody while they investigate the shooting.

Information from: KHOU-TV, http://www.khou.com

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