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Dad Accused of Hitting Son in Head With Shovel



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    A 911 address mix-up may possibly be to blame for the death of six-year-old Ian Uro. Uro was pronounced dead on arrival at 9:45 a.m. when he was taken to the emergency room of the Beth Israel Medical Center.

    Police thought they were going to a home in the posh town of New Canaan to help a man who fell and injured his head.

    Instead, police are investigating the man’s father, who’s accused of hitting him in the head with a snow shovel.

    The 911 call from the million-dollar home on Oenoke Ridge Road came at 8:25 a.m. and the person just said they needed an ambulance and hung up, police said.

    When police called, someone said his brother slipped and fell on the ice and had a head injury.

    But, when police went to the house, they learned that there was a family dispute, police said. The 23-year-old man was hit in the head with a snow shovel and police suspected his father, Kenneth Klenk, caused the injury.

    Klenk was not at the scene when police arrived, but arrived a few minutes later and was arrested and taken into custody.

    The victim was taken by ambulance to Stamford Hospital.

    He was charged with first-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment.

    His bond was set at $25,000 and Klenk is due in Norwalk Superior Court on Jan. 18.