A Louisiana father was killed after confronting a teenager who snuck into his house to see his underage daughter, WBRZ reports.

Dezmon Hamilton, 34, was shot multiple times by 17-year-old Nicholas Mcquirter as he climbed through the second-story window of Hamilton’s home attempting to visit his 14-year-old daughter. Hamilton and Mcquirter were both armed during the confrontation and fired shots at each other. Hamilton, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was pronounced dead at the scene and Mcquirter was hospitalized in critical condition.


Upon his release from the hospital, police plan to arrest the teen on suspicion of second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and possessing a stolen gun, the Advocate reports. The incident happened around 8 a.m. Monday on Hayfield Drive in Zachary, the authorities said.

“The daughter’s mother and grandmother came over to discuss what was going on,” Zachary Police Chief David McDavid told the Louisiana Radio Network. “The grandmother and her daughter took the 14-year-old off to the side and were talking to her. An argument ensued and then gunshots were fired.”

David also stated the rise of gang activity and drugs have been a growing problem in the Zachary community.

“There are gangs here, there are gangs around Zachary, on the outskirts,” he explained. “They’re coming here, we know that. We track them, we arrest them. But they’re using a lot of these juveniles to do their dirty work, and that’s what’s happening and they’re stealing guns and doing drugs."

Carl Gibson, who was working with Hamilton on several projects in the city, took to Twitter to mourn the loss.

“One of the clients of our design business, Dezmon Hamilton, was murdered Sunday morning. We designed the layout of a snowball stand and car wash he was building in Zachary,” Gibson’s tweet read. “We spoke often, and I had met with him several times for the meetings downtown.” Gibson also recalled his last meeting with Hamilton and described what a tragedy his death is.

"At the last meeting, I just remember the look of excitement he had when he realized it was really going to happen and that he had jumped one of the final hurdles to get it done," he continued. "This is very sad. His mother had come to a few of the meetings and she was so happy for him."

At the time of his death, Hamilton had four children, according to a death notice placed in the Advocate. A fifth child, Dezmon Jr., died at 6 years old in 2014.

Police are still investigating.