Brekky Wrap: Off-Duty Officer Shoots Own Son After Mistaking Him For Intruder

All the news you need to know this Monday.

An off-duty police officer has shot his son in the arm after mistaking him for an intruder. The unidentified cop didn't know his son, aged in his 20's was inside the Texas property and panicked when he saw their garage open and doors unlocked on Saturday. “He thought there might have been an intruder in the house,” Officer Pete Schulte of DeSoto police told NBC DFW. “It was a startling situation. It was an accident,” Schulte said. “Things happened very quickly.” The man was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries, the bullet grazing his arm. No arrests have been made.

U.S. President Donald Trump has confirmed the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It’s understood he detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and three children as American forces raided north-west Syria. Trump watched the operation unfold from the Whitehouse and claims al-Baghdadi died "whimpering and crying".



IS Leader Died 'Whimpering, Crying, Screaming' During Syria Raid

Fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died “whimpering and crying” in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria, President Donald Trump announced.

Cooler conditions are expected to give firefighters the upper hand in NSW as they tackle more than 70 fires burning across the state. The fire danger across the border remains high, with a total fire ban in place for parts of north Queensland with dry and windy conditions expected.



Scientists Pen Open Letter Calling For Stronger Environment Laws

More than 240 scientists have penned an open letter to the prime minister urging him to strengthen Australia's environment laws in a forthcoming review.

A Perth mother has been charged with the murder of her two young daughters. The six and 10-year-olds were found dead at their home in Madeley, in the northern suburbs on Friday night. The 38-year-old woman is due in court today.

Image: Getty



Two Children Found Dead In Perth Home

The bodies of two deceased siblings, aged 6 and 10, have been found at a home in Perth's northern suburbs.

It’s been revealed that backpacker killer Ivan Milat handed a final, sealed note to his family two days before he died. The letter, however, was not a confession, simply his final wishes. Milat was found dead on Sunday morning, following a battle with cancer.

Backpacker murderer Ivan Milat.



EXCLUSIVE: Sealed Note Left By Ivan Milat For His Family

Backpacker killer Ivan Milat handed a final, sealed note to his family two days before he died.

Tasmania has pipped NSW as Australia’s second most economically health state -- Victoria remains in the lead. Commsec chief economist Crag James admits Tassie had been creeping up on the top states for some time. The ACT is in fourth position, thanks to a strong job market and solid demand for homes.

Melbourne topped the list, Sydney came in third. Images: Getty.



Tassie Overtakes NSW In Economic States

Tasmania has pipped NSW as Australia's second most economically healthy state behind Victoria.

In sport, Australia has defeated Sri Lanka by 134 runs in their T20 clash at Adelaide Oval. David Warner starred for the hosts, finishing on an unbeaten 100 runs.

David Warner of Australia celebrates his 100th run on the last ball of the innings. Image: Kelly Barnes/ AAP

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