Reporter surprises father with news of son’s alleged involvement in tragedy

peterlanzajpg-e49388d7a7f15cdfBy Julia Terruso

A reporter may have broken the news to alleged Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza’s father about his son’s connection to the massacre, the Stamford Advocate reports.

Maggie Gordon writes that she greeted Peter Lanza after he arrived at his brick ranch in Stamford a few hours after his son allegedly killed 26 people and himself at a Newtown elementary school. She describes Lanza asking “Is there something I can do for you?” and then explaining to him that someone at the address had been linked to the shootings in Newtown.

”His expression twisted from patient, to surprise to horror; it was obvious that this moment, shortly after 1:30 p.m. Friday, was the first time he had considered his family could have been involved,” Gordon writes. “He quickly declined to comment, rolled up the window, parked in the right side of the two-car garage and closed the door.”

The Advocate reports that Peter Lanza works as a vice president of taxes for GE Energy Financial Services and divorced Nancy Lanza in 2009 due to “irreconcilable differences,” according to court records in Stamford.

The couple had been married for 28 years and had joint custody of their son Adam, who was 17 at the time of their split, the paper reports.