Off-Duty Dallas Officer Accidentally Shoots Adult Son, Police Say

The officer's son was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not believed to life-threatening

An off-duty Dallas police officer told dispatchers he accidentally shot his adult son after mistaking him for an intruder Saturday night in DeSoto, police say.

The incident happened in the 1400 block of Carriage Creek Drive in DeSoto, a Dallas suburb, at about 6 p.m. Saturday, police said.

The man called police, identified himself as an off-duty officer and said he mistook his son for an intruder, DeSoto police said.

The officer's son was bleeding from his forearm when first responders arrived and was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not believed to life-threatening, police said.

Police said they did not know what led to the shooting, and no arrests had been made as of 8 p.m. Saturday.

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