Billings teen sentenced in fatal shooting of 15-year-old Khoen Parker

Khoen Parker, born and raised in Billings, would have been 17 years old in July.

Described as optimistic, energetic and a rascal by those who knew and loved him, Khoen was born premature but could land a backflip as a child. He was lucky enough to have one of his best friends from elementary school become his step-brother.

“He was adventurous. He loved to dance. He was very kind and loving. He always said ‘goodbye’ and ‘I love you,’” said DeMaris “Dee” Burt, Khoen’s grandmother. “I would have loved to have seen him as a father. He was a fabulous uncle and cousin.”

An argument over some clothes in January 2022 escalated into a fight in the Heights, during which several shots were fired. One of those bullets fatally struck Khoen. Although many people were around Khoen when he was shot, most of whom were juveniles, only Khoen’s step-brother stayed with him at the hospital.

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In court Wednesday, the teenage boy who fired the round that killed Khoen was ordered into incarceration for negligent homicide. The boy, whose initials are A.G., is himself now 17 years old. He will remain

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