Warrants: Son's threats led to Sunday shooting
According to search warrants released Thursday, Benjamin Lloyd Hamilton, 29, backed his parents into a corner at their home Sunday before his father, Linwood Hamilton, shot him.Posted — Updated
According to the warrants, Benjamin Lloyd Hamilton, 29, backed his parents into a corner at their home, at 5625 Windlake Court, before his father, Linwood Hamilton, shot him.
Linwood Hamilton told investigators that his son had a history of violence and that he had threatened his parents before.
“He didn’t have anywhere to go. This was my last resort,” Linwood Hamilton told officers, who determined that Benjamin Hamilton broke into the home and damaged property before his death.
"I don't know what's going on in the residence," the officer told emergency dispatchers, adding that "we took a 35 from there the other day."
A "35," according to Wake County sheriff's radio signals, is breaking and entering.
Arrest records indicate that Benjamin Hamilton was arrested May 29 on two counts of felony breaking and entering at the home.
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