A Louisiana father-of-four was fatally shot when he confronted a teenager who climbed through a second floor window to see his underage daughter.
Dezmon Hamilton, 34, died from multiple gunshot wounds during the confrontation with 17-year-old Nicholas Mcquirter at his Hayfield Drive residence in Zachary on Sunday.
Police Chief David McDavid said the shooting happened around 8 a.m. when Mcquirter used a ladder to climb through an upstairs window. Mcquirter was there to visit his 14-year-old girlfriend.
Police said the father heard a sound and went to investigate. Hamilton confronted Mcquirter and escorted him downstairs where an argument ensued. Both Hamilton and Mcquirter were armed and exchanged gunfire.
Police don't know who opened fire first. Hamilton had previously forbidden Mcquirter from seeing his daughter.
Mcquirter was wounded and transported to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. He will be booked on charges of second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.
Police Chief McDavid said the family moved to the house from an apartment complex after Mcquirter used a ladder to climb through their apartment window to see the then-13-year-old girl.
"So, this has been an ongoing issue," Chief McDavid said. "They was hoping to stop it, but it continued."