Dad Killed: Forbidden Young Love Turns Deadly in Louisiana
Louisiana State News by Evan Green
Louisiana police say a dad was killed after his daughter's teen boyfriend shot him during an argument.
His daughter's 14-year-old boyfriend climbed a ladder into his home, Dezmon Hamilton,34, confronted him. Gunfire erupted between the father and the 17-year-old.
Both the dad and teen were armed. It's unclear as to who shot first.
Both ended up being shot. Mr. Hamilton died and the teen was hospitalized but survived.
Zachary police arrested the teen for second-degree murder, illegal weapon use, and possession of a stolen weapon.
Local authorities report that the teenagers had seen each other "covertly" before; the father had tried to prevent it in the past.
His obituary reads:
Dezmon Jerome "Dez" Hamilton entered into eternal rest at his residence in Zachary, Louisiana on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 8:45 am.
He was a 34-year-old native of Zachary; a Supervisor at Exxon Lubrication-Port Allen; owner of the soon-to-be "The Sweet Corner"; and was a member of the Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, Alsen Community.
Viewing at Miller & Daughter Mortuary, Zachary on Friday, July 23, 2021, from 3-8 pm; viewing resumes at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Fred Smith, Pastor on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 8:00 am until service at 10:00 am conducted by Pastor Stanley Plain, Sr.; interment at Southern Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his parents, Danita Cage and Ricky T. Hamilton; children, Diamon J., Destanee J., De'Mir J., and Dezire' J. Hamilton; siblings, De'Jon Cage, Ricky Hamilton, II (Samantha), Wendell Thomas, Jr. (Marlissia), Kolton, Reagan, Leah, and Mason Hamilton; maternal grandfather, Johnny McDonald, Sr.; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends; preceded in death by his son, Dezmon Jerome Hamilton, Jr. "Little Dez"
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