A Louisiana man who is identified as Desmond Hamilton who is the father of a 14 years old girl was shot dead in a shooting battle with a teenage boy who sneaked into his house to meet his 14 years old daughter.
Police revealed that the shooting took place around 8am on Sunday morning, 18 July.
According to police the said that the shooting occurred following a confrontation after the teenager came to the man’s house to see his minor daughter.
According to the county coroner’s office, the girl’s father and homeowner, Desmon Hamilton, 34, died of multiple gunshot wounds. A suspect identified by police as 17-year-old Nicholas McCarter was also injured in the encounter and taken to the hospital.
The chief police Mc David said that the police believes that a teenager used a ladder to climb a window upstairs and entered the house, before Hamilton found Mc Carter inside and then conflict broke out.
According to police, the man and the teen shot each other during the encounter.
McDavid confirmed on Monday that the suspect was at Hamilton’s house to meet the victim’s 14-year-old daughter.
Both were armed, police said, but authorities are still investigating the shooting, as it is still unknown who fired the first bullet.
According to reports, once the teen is released from the hospital, he is expected to be booked for a second murder, illegal use of weapons, and illegal possession of a stolen gun.