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Man killed in shooting at Wake County home

Posted June 27, 2010
Updated June 28, 2010

— A 29-year-old man was killed in a shooting at his parents' home in southern Wake County early Sunday, according to the sheriff's office.

Spokeswoman Phyllis Stephens said that deputies responding to a 911 call found Benjamin Lloyd Hamilton dead at 5625 Windlake Court, off Penny Road, around 9 a.m.

Stephens said the shooting "was not a random act" and was being treated as a homicide, but did not elaborate further.

Property records show that the house belongs to Hamilton's parents, Linwood Louis Hamilton Sr. and Rhonda Hamilton.

Stephens said that Hamilton's parents were present during the shooting and are cooperating with investigators. She said that Hamilton lived on and off at his parents' house.

The investigation was ongoing.


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  • jackieflash42 Jun 28, 2010

    This just goes to show you that shootings don't just happen in and around the black communities but instead, violence can spread like a cancer and even wreck havoc in other areas too...even people who live in gated communities tucked all nice and comfy behind those cute white picket fences. Could care less whether he is kin to Josh Hamilton or not. In fact, Josh is known to battle his own addictions and maybe this dude was fighting his and the parents got sick of him and was trying to get him out of the house. Having said that, someone should've called the police BEFORE they pulled the trigger.

  • gingerlynn Jun 28, 2010

    my money is on the girl or the girl's new boyfriend. just a guess

  • MileageDontTakeYourKidsCrap Jun 28, 2010

    just convicted of assault on a female and violating a protective order.....i see....too bad he wasn't in jail where he belongs for this kind of garbage. if he was in jail, he'd probably still be alive.

    course then, my tax dollars would be supporting him, so i guess we need to have three cheers for the judge who let him remain free.

  • dryjr Jun 28, 2010

    wow a shooting Raleigh Shocker!

  • gingerlynn Jun 28, 2010

    Oh and he was just convicted of assault on a female and violating a protective order. (June 23)


  • gingerlynn Jun 28, 2010

    N&O is reporting he is baseball player Josh Hamilton's cousin.
    Shooting happened in a $450,000 house!

  • Valkyrie Jun 28, 2010

    The world has gone mad!

  • kmichael Jun 28, 2010

    The fact that the victim's picture in the story is a mugshot is very telling.

  • itsmyownopinion Jun 28, 2010

    What in the world happened?