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Louisiana father shot dead by teen caught in daughter’s bedroom

Louisiana father, 34, is shot dead by 17-year-old boy who climbed through his 14-year-old daughter’s bedroom window

  • Dezmon Hamilton, 34, died of multiple gunshot wounds in the incident at his home in Zachary, north of Baton Rouge, on Sunday morning
  • The teenager, identified by police as Nicholas Mcquirter, was also shot but is recovering in hospital
  • Police believe the teen used a ladder to climb up and enter Hamilton’s home through a second-floor window
  • The pair started shooting at each other after Hamilton confronted the teen
  • Hamilton, who is the father of four children, was pronounced dead at the scene
  • Police will arrest teen when he is released from hospital on suspicion of second-degree murder and illegal use of weapons and possession of a stolen weapon

A Louisiana father was shot dead in a gunfight with a 17-year-old boy after confronting a teenager who sneaked through his 14-year-old daughter’s bedroom window.

Dezmon Hamilton, 34, died Sunday morning from multiple gunshot wounds at his home in Zachary, north of Baton Rouge.

The teen, identified by police as Nicholas Mcquirter, was also shot but is recovering in hospital.

Police believe the teen used a ladder to climb up and enter Hamilton’s home through a second-floor window.

Father of four Dezmon Hamilton, 34, died Sunday morning from multiple gunshot wounds during the incident at his home in Zachary, north of Baton Rouge,

Father of four Dezmon Hamilton, 34, died Sunday morning from multiple gunshot wounds during the incident at his home in Zachary, north of Baton Rouge,

A neighbor saw Mcquirter and warned Hamilton.

The girl’s mother and grandmother initially took the teen downstairs to talk to him, but an argument broke out between Mcquirter and Hamilton, the Proponent reports.

The couple started shooting at each other. Police say it is not yet clear who fired the first shot.

Hamilton, who is the father of four children, was pronounced dead at the scene.

At first, police thought Mcquirter had broken into the house, but later decided he was there to see Hamilton’s 14-year-old daughter.

Hamilton, who is the father of four children, was pronounced dead at the scene

Hamilton, who is the father of four children, was pronounced dead at the scene

Hamilton was described by police chief as 'young entrepreneur'

Hamilton was described by police chief as 'young entrepreneur'

Hamilton, who is the father of four, was pronounced dead at the scene after the gunfight with 17-year-old Nicholas Mcquirter

Police believe the teen used a ladder to climb up through a second-floor window and enter Hamilton's home on Sunday morning.

Police believe the teen used a ladder to climb up through a second-floor window and enter Hamilton's home on Sunday morning.

Police believe the teen used a ladder to climb up through a second-floor window and enter Hamilton’s home on Sunday morning.

Police said they plan to arrest the teen when he is released from hospital on suspicion of second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and possession of a stolen weapon.

“It starts at home,” said Zachary Police Chief David McDavid. “These young children learned to respect, treat people and deal with conflict resolution.”

Hamilton was described by the police chief as a “young entrepreneur.”

He owned several businesses in the area and also worked at the ExxonMobil Port Allen Lube Plant in nearby Baton Rouge, according to his obituary.

Hamilton is survived by his four children. He had a fifth child, but died in 2014 at age six.

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