Louisiana Father Killed by Teen Who Snuck in To See His Daughter

By: Alyssa Wilson

WARNING: This story contains details of gun violence. 

A father was shot and killed in his home in Zachary, Louisiana, Sunday after confronting a teenager who snuck in to see his daughter.  

The police chief, David McDavid, said the shooting took place around 8 a.m. on Hayfield Drive, WBRZ reported. It was initially reported as a break-in, but police later learned the suspect was there to see an underage girl.  

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The girl’s father, 34-year-old Dezmon Hamilton, died from multiple gunshot wounds. The shooter was identified as 17-year-old Nicholas Mcquirter.  

Officers believe Mcquirter climbed a ladder and entered Hamilton’s home through a window on the second floor. A fight broke out after Hamilton confronted the teenage boy and the two each shot at one another, police said. The teen was injured and was taken to the hospital.  

According to police, it is unclear who fired their gun first. The teen will be booked on charges of second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.  

If you or someone you know is struggling from trauma triggered by this story, resources are available here. 

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