According to the police officials, the 34-year-old man confronted his 14-year-old daughter’s boyfriend after the boy used a ladder to sneak into his house on July 18. The father and the 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named because of his age, exchanged gunfire.
The man was alerted to the boy’s presence by a neighbor who saw the ladder. Both were armed, though it was not clear who fired the first shot.
The 34-year-old man, Dezmon Hamilton died in the hospital.
The 17-year-old boy (cannot be named because of his age) was injured, but survived. He was later arrested for second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.
Authorities believe the teen climbed a ladder and entered the Louisiana home through a second-story window.
According to the police officials, it was not the first time the teenagers had seen one another covertly. The father tried to keep the boy away before.
Hamilton leaves behind four children.